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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

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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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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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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?

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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.

A storm is comin, but storms need not be feared, when they pass, they may bring a change for the better.

Every now and again I step outside of the prison inside my head and I see how beautiful this world really is.
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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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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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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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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...

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

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convince everyone in the world to be nice.

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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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Become the evil supreme dictator of the world for life.
(Realistically, I'd probably just ask a girl out.)
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I'd be honest with him, and admit how I feel about him...
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