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If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

This morning I logged on to Facebook and saw a meme in That Happy Project, a group I follow, that made me stop and think.

“If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?”

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Other versions of the phrase are

“If you had unlimited time and money, what would you do?”

“If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your perfect day?”

All slightly different but with the same intention; to make people think about what they’re doing in life as opposed to what they wish they could be doing.

I’ve heard the phrases many times before, even used it on friends and clients. As an empowerment coach, it’s a great way to find out what clients are longing for. A starting point before to understand them a little better and get them thinking beyond their current world view.

Of course the response is inevitably something like “I’d quit my job, travel the world, eat at the best restaurants, buy a Ferrari, get a luxurious massage every day”, etc…” These are all great lies we all say in such times because we’ve never truly thought of achieving our hearts desires as a viable option before. So we go for the quick, generic response that we think the asker of the question wants to hear.

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This time was different, this time I was being asked the question (obviously not directly but it felt like I was). Suddenly I thought about it in more depth than I had previously. What would I really do if I couldn’t fail…

And then it hit me, how boring life would be. If you were to do something, anything and know absolutely what the outcome would be, wouldn’t that take all of the emotion out of it? There would be no difference between washing the dishes and jumping out of an airplane. Knowing without a doubt that you will land safely, would remove all fear, all excitement, all adrenaline. Starting a business would be a case of going through the motions because you would know that it would succeed. And relationships would be without passion because you would know that you couldn’t screw it up.

We need the unknown, the mystery of what’s to come. It’s what pushes us, makes us strive to be better. It’s in failing that we learn and evolve evolve. It’s in knowing that we can fail that gives us the courage to do it anyway. It’s in the chaos that gives us the hope and faith to battle on. It is in taking risks, that we feel excitement.

What are we without emotion?

Of course, they are still good questions to ask, to loosen up a persons mind and get them thinking outside the box. Followed up by the real question;

“What do you really want to do with your life?”

So… what is it?

By the way, That Happy Project Facebook group is a great place to find a little bit of happy every day.

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Author

James Cole

Empowerment Coach - Filmmaker - Writer - Artist

James worked in the film industry for 20 years studying the nuance of human behaviour in the edit suite before adding structure to his knowledge and studying a Masters of Life Coaching. He now utilises his skills as a Master Practitioner of NLP, Conscious Hypnosis and Advanced Matrix Therapies to Empower people to live at their highest potential. James is also a talented digital artist having had his artwork shown in a number of galleries around Australia.

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