Saturday, March 20, 2010

Repost: If you could never fail

I'm reposting this about the question what would you do if you knew you could not fail because I thought it was cool to find a photo that asked this exact question. Plus, it is a great question to ask yourself every now and then.

photo courtesy of Nothing is Impossible
Check out the blog. It has some really nice photos and captions. It reminds me of postsecret but with more inspirational/nostalgic stuff.


Dr. Deb said...

Failing has been the greatest teacher in my life.

Maeve said...

I didn't comment on the original post, but I did re-read it and give some thought to the question.

Like you I feel that my eating disorder has taken away my ability to think big. In many ways I think this is the most significant thing I have stolen from me.

I think I've reached a point in my life where I'd like to never fail again. Sure I've learned some valuable lessons from my mistakes, but I'm done with that. Even if I was allowed to choose only one area of my life where I would never fail, that would suit me nicely.

I guess more than never failing I'd dream of a life where hard work was rewarded. I am in a line of work where no matter how hard I work I may never get what I want. This brick wall is not based on ability but on a variety of other factors over which one has no control. I'd like to demolish that brick wall, so that I could get whatever I work for. I don't want to stop trying, but I'd like to start getting what I aim for.

Nicole said...

I love this question. I would hang-glide or sky dive :)

Tiptoe said...

Dr. Deb, I agree failure can be a good teacher at times, as long as we allow ourselves to.

Love the new pic!

Maeve, your work situation must be tough--to always feel like you are working hard but never reaching your full aim. Is there any way to change it at all? Or to feel like you can get more out of it?

Nicole, sky diving would be cool. The closest I've come to hang gliding is parachuting years ago which was fun!