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May 19, 2021

What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail?

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Today’s topic changed my life for the better. On the "We Are For Good" podcast, Dan Pallotta (who is a pioneering disruptor in the social impact space) casually asked a question that made me stop in my tracks. The question is, “What would you do if you could not fail?”

Dan talks a lot about having dreams, and how the size of our dreams should scare us and challenge us. But it’s unnatural and difficult to put ourselves in that space where we can authentically think about what that massive, transformational, personal dream might be. There are just too many caveats, excuses, exceptions, and considerations.

That’s exactly why, in my opinion, this question is so effective. It divorces you from the fear, doubt, and uncertainty you might feel because it removes the possibility of failing. It allows you to cut through the conditioning and convenient comforts that hold you back, and identify from an ideal standpoint what your life could most stand for. What would you do if you could not fail? Absolutely anything is possible, the sky is the limit and there are no restrictions, and the question in itself gives you permission to dream.

I’m still answering this question for myself, but I think it’s something along the lines of “Helping everyone in the world have access to what they require in order to meet their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs.”

Sink into this thought, and as yourself this question - What would you do if you could not fail? Your answer today may not be the entire truth, but it could be a breadcrumb that leads you toward your ultimate purpose.

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