Challenge,  Ponderings

What If I Could Not Fail?

20120906-205020.jpgZach’s school, New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, posted a photo today that reads, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

I’ve seen similar thought-provoking images and quotes on the Internet and Facebook, but this time I really stopped to think.

What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?

Putting all fear, inhibitions, responsibilities aside, what would I do?

I think…

I’d feed the world’s hungry.

I’d bring peace to the planet.

I’d hug each and every child and help them enjoy their childhoods untainted by the perversions of evil predators and neglectful parents.

I’d cure cancer.

I’d overhaul the nation’s government to truly be BY the people and FOR the people.

I’d implement the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University program in each and every high school in the nation — and make it mandatory.

I’d petition our local, state and national governments to actively support and fund the arts — and educate leaders about the importance of these programs for our kids.

I’d buy a lottery ticket and then spend the money helping others achieve their dreams.

I’d find my niece a rich, hot husband.

I’d help my sons make professional connections.

I’d convince Jeremy Cowart that he needs to collaborate with my hubby.

I’d take a chance on me.

And move to New York City.

To write books that I’d submit to publishers.

And finish screenplays that I’d pitch to Ron Howard.

Yes, I think I would definitely take a chance on me.

What about you?

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

One Comment

  • Paul Burt

    Linda, Paul Burt, your new LinkedIn connection in Bloomington. What if you didn’t have to win the lottery to help others achieve their dreams? What if you could fail, but did it anyway? Would you risk your time to do something great NOW? These are important questions before I share with you my passion, what feels like my life mission, and may be aligned with your own journey. Email me at and we’ll find out. I’ll share a little and we can see how we fit.

    P.S. We can even talk about book publishing if you’d like.

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