"What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail?"
I have asked this question before and I have asked myself this question many times.
Then I realized that a better question is;
"What is the worst thing that could happen?"
I have tried playing it safe most of my life because I was afraid of what might happen if I failed.
I joined the navy because I din't have the money to go to college or university. I became an electrician because I liked learning about electricity. (I got my first big electrical shock when I was about 3 years old. I plugged in a set of Christmas lights our dog had chewed up. I had black spots on my arms and hands where the sparks hit me, I also got kicked off my feet.) I didn't really want to join the navy or be an electrician.
After I got out of the navy and hurt my back I had to change careers. (I made a mistake but because it I met the wonderful, intelligent lady who became my wife.)
I went into sales because I knew I could make money at it. I didn't really want to be a salesperson. At times I was very successful and at other times I burnt out. I stayed in sales because I didn't know what else to do and was afraid to follow my heart.
I wanted to be a writer and I wanted to have the freedom to write and enjoy life. I spent so much time and energy being an electrician and then a salesperson that I didn't write for years. Playing it safe has kept me from doing things I want to do. Has that happened to you?
Here are two things I am doing even though I might fail. They both focus on writing.
1) I am writing a book of poetry. I will publish it by December 15th and it will be available for download from Amazon as an e-book in Kindle format.
2) I have launched an article subscription service. Many businesses and sales people have customers they send newsletters to or WANT to send newsletters to but don't have time to write the articles for their newsletter. I write every day and have experience writing for newsletters and blogs. Click here to learn more.
I don't know what you dream of doing or trying. I don't know what holds you back but... I do know that if you don't go for it you will regret it.
"I think the only advice I can give you on how to live your life well is, first off, remember... it's not the things we do in life that we regret on our deathbed, it is the things we do not." Randy Pausch