I saw this question pop up on a list of questions to ask yourself; this one stood out to me the most. What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail? I feel like everyone struggles with allowing themselves to gain full potential, but people that deal with mental health issues even more so.
I began to list off various things I would do; learn new skills, travel, I would’ve started this blog sooner, and the list just continues what feels, endlessly. The more I dwelled on all the things I would do, the more frustrated with myself I became. Why was I letting fear control the things I wanted to do?
I would love to believe that most people allow fear to keep them from pursuing some of their dreams. It is more likely though that this is just one more aspect of my anxiety.
I would also love to say that I wasn’t going to allow fear to continue to control my dreams, but that isn’t likely. I can say though that I have been actively pushing away the fear and becoming more aware when I allow fear to push something away.
The one thing that pushes away the fear is the thought that I will die without ever trying. This is more of a fear than failing. I have dreams and goals I set for myself that I know are highly unlikely to pan out in the way that I want them to – but who’s to say they won’t go in my favor? Only the fear of failure wants me to believe that.
This year is no longer the year to allow the fear of failing to consume the things that I do. This is the year I allow my dreams to have a place in my reality.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Let me know down below!