What Would You Do If You Knew You Were Gonna Fail?

A common goal-setting exercise is to ask yourself the question, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?” It’s designed to help unlock all sorts of dreams, desires and thoughts inside you, some maybe you didn’t even know you had. It’s a wonderful creative exercise to unleash the subconscious.

But let’s flip the script a little bit. Ask yourself this…

“What would you do if you knew you were gonna fail?”

Huh? Say, what?

I mean what would you do if there was no possible chance of success? At least not by the standard definitions of success and failure. You will fail. No doubt about it. You won’t receive any accolades, awards or pats on the back. Your career won’t advance. The only reason to do the thing is the thing. All process. All love of doing.

“What would you do if you knew you were gonna fail?”

The answer to that question might just help you narrow down all the things you could or should or would like to do, and get to what you absolutely must do. Right now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: