Thursday, September 13, 2007

I've Got a Question, You've Got an Answer

This week's question is going to require a little bit of heavy thinking on the part of you, dear reader, because it's a little deeper than my normal question. One of the ladies that I work with had suggested it quite some time ago and I hadn't forgotten, I just wasn't sure if I was going to put it into this type of post or something more substantial.

It has been pointed out to me by a cheeky little Brit that I tend to write long posts on a regular basis and couldn't write a short one if my life depended on it so, for Claire, I am going to try to keep this one short! Let's switch places and I shall write a short post while you all leave long comments! Sound like a deal? Good! Okay then, this week's question is:

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?

Let me know what you'd do and I'll get back to you on what I'd do along with some of your best answers in a future post. I hope that works for Claire! Wink, wink!


  1. Wow, I'd do a lot of things. Jump out of an airplane, start my own business, have more kids, find a cure for cancer and AIDS and every other disease I can think of.

    I could ramble on and on... so many things.

  2. uuummmm, truthfully? I don't usually let fear of failure stop me. Not anymore anyways. I honestly believe that most people are more afraid of success than failure.

    When Subvet moved from Conn to Tx to be with me, a woman he'd known online for 5 months (met for 1 week in person) (oh yeah, I was 23, he was 45) we agreed that it failing was expected....but WHAT IF IT WORKED??? That would be mind blowing/scary! That was 9 1/2 years ago.

  3. Hmmmm.

    I might overcome my fear of spiders. Or perhaps learn to swim.

    But if I truly knew I couldn't fail - and by failure I take that to mean I wouldn't be cursed by writer's block or ridiculous plot twists I couldn't explain or characters who didn't have any arc that made sense - I would quit my job and devote all of my time to finishing my novel. Then I would sell enough copies of it to write the next one.

    I'm not looking for JK Rowling success. Just the success I need to write books and make a living.

  4. Not succeeding is not what stops me. Failure is temporary.

    What it would cost me and what..or who... I would have to sacrifice...that is what stops me from doing what I would do.

  5. Anonymous5:17 AM EDT

    thats a hard one, but I think i would run the marathon for charity, i have thought about it before a few times but always think i wont be able to finish it.

    oh and of course find cures for termial diseases.

  6. Anonymous7:50 AM EDT

    OMG! So many things, Cure for diseases, heal some of the world's hurts, write a book, learn to drive stick shift, go on a diet...

    oy many choices!

  7. Anonymous9:47 AM EDT

    I agree with some of the responses above. Probably start my own business. I've always wanted to. But I'm afraid.

  8. I'd start my own business too, fear of failure has always stopped me.

  9. Easy question. I'd finally have Tom Selleck. Okay, on the serious side - always have a quality life. Have a great day. :)

  10. Since everyone else is out curing the world of disease, I'm playing PowerBall. :D

  11. ooeeerrr!!
    Change public opinion about disability!!!

  12. Be in charge of a business that gave me job saisfaction. Writing a book is another option.

  13. Love with all of my heart

  14. Aren't we supposed to learn from our failures? mightymom is right, success can be far more daunting. If I could not fail, I'm with casdok, I would change attitudes about wheelchairs and disabilities overnight...

  15. Anonymous9:17 AM EDT

    Make it to the damn airport on time! :(


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