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Old 08-01-2011  
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Default What would you do, if you knew you couldn't fail?

I found a quote whilst looking for inspiration (guess I found it, eh?) and wondered what you guys think...so;

What would YOU do, if you knew you couldn't/wouldn't fail?

-Greyson

Good men come and go, but it's the great ones that have always seen beyond the boundaries of science, beyond the known. The really great ones dare to believe in the unbelievable. - Helen Magnus

TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING A BAD DAY -
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Default Re: What would you do, if you knew you couldn't fail?

Since it's my insecurities, doubts, and fear of failing that usually hold me back, I think that if I knew for certain I would succeed I would do just about anything and everything imaginable!
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Old 08-02-2011  
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Default Re: What would you do, if you knew you couldn't fail?

Alright then, lets narrow it down a bit;

If you knew you couldn't fail, what ONE thing would you do?

@Twiggle - a nice response, I like that

Good men come and go, but it's the great ones that have always seen beyond the boundaries of science, beyond the known. The really great ones dare to believe in the unbelievable. - Helen Magnus

TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING A BAD DAY -
http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/...-Mouse-463.jpg
IF THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU SMILE, NOTHING WILL.
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Old 08-02-2011  
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Alright then, lets narrow it down a bit;

If you knew you couldn't fail, what ONE thing would you do?
I would succeed at becoming able to do everything without fail. (is that one thing?)

Nah, I'd just buy some lottery tickets.

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Nah, I'd just buy some lottery tickets.
Hahaha that's a good idea...
I'd be more like myself.
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Hahaha that's a good idea...
I'd be more like myself.
You can't fail at being yourself. surely?

Good men come and go, but it's the great ones that have always seen beyond the boundaries of science, beyond the known. The really great ones dare to believe in the unbelievable. - Helen Magnus

TO ANYONE WHO IS HAVING A BAD DAY -
http://www.impactlab.net/wp-content/...-Mouse-463.jpg
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I don't mind a fear of failure. I feel much more of a sense achievment when I face my fears and doubts and win. Without the fear of failure the challenge goes out of life.

Life breaks us leaving pieces, cracks and scars. Sometimes those pieces, cracks and scars can be put back together in the most beautiful and unexpected of ways.


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You can't fail at being yourself. surely?
No,not sure.But at least I'd know that I'm the one to be blamed for my failure.
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This question is a good one. If the question was "what would you do if you couldn't fail?" I'd say walk across an ocean. But if I knew I couldn't fail, that's different. Knowing something doesn't make it true. Because when you know something, you think you know it. Which means you might be wrong, but still think you know it. I know I won't fall off the top of a 10 storey car park, it doesn't mean I'm not scared to stand by the edge. So I'd always be wry that i knew something but it wasn't true, so I wouldn't do anything dangerous, like try to walk across an ocean.

My answer is to overcome my social anxiety. But that's because I know 100% that I will not and can not fail already, so I already have experienced the question.

Sorry for the long winded answer
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I would succeed at becoming able to do everything without fail. (is that one thing?)

Nah, I'd just buy some lottery tickets.
haha, that's brilliant




If I was 100% sure of success, I would approach that girl I've liked for the last 4-5 years.
She's a friend and Im always stuck in my friendly facade when Im around her. She does know I like her though, since I wrote her a message recently, but I very much doubt I will gain anything but even more anxiety from it

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