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Old 08-01-2011
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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
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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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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
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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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Old 08-02-2011
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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?
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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.
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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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Old 08-02-2011
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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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I would start my own business so I could be my own boss. This would get rid of the immense fear I have of having a mean bully for a boss again.
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Old 08-02-2011
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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
No, its a brilliant answer!

I didn't think about my wording quite so much on the second question
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I would start my own business so I could be my own boss. This would get rid of the immense fear I have of having a mean bully for a boss again.
what sort of business? sounds like great idea

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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
A note? as in handwritten? every girl has wanted a handwritten note from a guy expressing feelings for her I hope you get a response soon
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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
How did it go?
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Old 08-02-2011
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I just wrote down a message and sent it through facebook. Basically, I gave her some compliments, and explained that I liked her but my SA usually keeps me from expressing it. She answered that she was flattered and stuff. It was quite open-ended
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I just wrote down a message and sent it through facebook. Basically, I gave her some compliments, and explained that I liked her but my SA usually keeps me from expressing it. She answered that she was flattered and stuff. It was quite open-ended
Im neither a girl nor female psychologist (yet...) but that doesn't sound very hopeful... sorry man...
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Old 08-02-2011
 

convince everyone in the world to be nice.
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Old 08-02-2011
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Probably nothing.
I wouldn't be able to believe that there wasn't a chance of failing-- because there always is. So I wouldn't do anything different than I already do.
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Old 08-02-2011
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Become the evil supreme dictator of the world for life.
(Realistically, I'd probably just ask a girl out.)
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Old 08-02-2011
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I'd be honest with him, and admit how I feel about him...
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