One of the most commonly asked questions in Personal Development has to be “What would you do if you couldn’t fail?”
It’s a pretty decent question and, when you fully consider it, it does open your mind up to new possibilities.
For some reason though, I’ve never really been that keen on it. I’ve asked myself the question countless times and always seem to come up with daft answers like ‘World domination!’ or ‘Befriend Hugh Hefner and get free access to the playboy mansion’ (joke:-)).
I’ve never really found it that useful though…It’s possibly because I know how essential ‘Failure’ is to learning and growing that I don’t particularly see it as a something you have to ignore or hide from.
I MUCH prefer the question – “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
For a start I love imagining a place without unnecessary fear. It makes me feel a feeling of serenity I can’t quite describe.
Above all though, it just seems to have a way of helping me quickly tap into ‘The Real Me’. The one that sometimes hides behind the curtain of fear.
The one that taps me on the shoulder every now and again and says – “Emm…excuse me but why don’t you take me out more often? We have such fun when you do!”
Fear definitely affects our sense of clarity about who we are and I think it’s really important to re-connect as much as possible with this ‘Real you’. I think the question is a great way to start the process.
So tell me “What WOULD you do if you weren’t afraid?”
What’s behind the curtain?…go on, pull it back and take a look. I know you’ll be pleasantly surprised.