There are these life lists you can find on the Internet. They are like bucket lists for things you’d like to do before you die and there’s this one about things you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail. I had never really thought about it in terms like that. I mean really? Who sits around and wonders about stuff they would like to do, if they knew they couldn’t fail?
Even bouncing the word fail around in my head is meaningless. Not because I have no fear of failing, but because the word always reminds me of making grades in school. That’s what the word fail reminds me of. It reminds me of report cards. Failing grades. It means to not accomplish a goal, but it still gives me visions of hallways lined with lockers. I just can’t get past that vision in order to take the task seriously.
oh geez…but I’ll try.
If I knew I couldn’t fail I would…
Ride my bike to Corolla from my house without any training. I love their bike path!
(okay, I’m already stuck and have no clue what else)
I dunno. I guess I just never think about life and doing stuff in terms of whether or not I would fail. I just don’t. I don’t sit around saying “Oh! I’d do such and such if I thought I could do it and get away with it!” Do you? Who does that? A bucket list is an entirely different animal. Those are things you know you can do, but don’t have the time or the money to do. A Fail List is not a Bucket List!
Oh I got one!!!
Win the lottery! And on one of those really rich days too when no one has won in a few weeks!
Okay…thinking…thinking…sheesh, I got nothing. I’m not even sure that’s a good thing either. Is it healthy to never think in terms of failing? I certainly don’t think I’m omnipotent! I know I can fail at stuff. I do it all the time. I just never sat around and thought about listing them. Even if I thought about going back to school (see? there it is again! the hallway lined with lockers!) I wouldn’t think about it in terms of failing as a reason not to return. Besides I don’t think about going back to school.
I DO think about having a Bucket List though 🙂 Now that’s something I can add goals to!
Travel to Scotland.
Travel to Paris again with my husband.
Build a house.
See? Those are goals I can sit around and think up all day long! Probably because they are goals, something to look forward to and not something I know I’ll never do because I don’t feel like I can do them.
Isn’t that a better way to think?
Think of the possibilities in life, rather than the impossibilities.
Oh! I got one!
Make a list of things I might never do because I think I might fail doing them.
I think I failed that.
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