30 September 2007

Monday's Musing

We have Wordless Wednesday, Friday Eye Candy and Saturday Sky. So I've decided to start a little tradition of my own: Monday's Musing! A little food for thought for the week ahead. Something to spur everyone on, or make us all stop and think. Join me if you like! There's a button in the side bar even. :)

So...here's today's musing.

What would you try if you knew you could not fail?

I don't know who wrote this originally; it's been paraphrased all over the place. But I love it! Try it. You'll be surprised at what you think of. :)

Have a great week everyone!

Oh! And don't forget to enter my contest! You know you want to. ;)



Blogger Debi said...

I'm thinking.... :)

11:05 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Rosemary- I guess I'm not as ambitious as some people- maybe something risky like drag racing?

6:01 AM  
Blogger Soo said...

Hmmmmmm....enter the lottery? :)

On a personal level: anything like learning a new skill, or taking on a challenging project -- well, I think the risk of failure adds to the glow of success when you do achieve what you want! (If that makes sense.) So taking them on knowing that success is inevitable doesn't seem as appealing.

On a global level: I'd go for world peace or finding a cure for cancer. There the personal feeling of accomplishment isn't a factor - just the end result.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Secret Pal said...

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7:55 AM  
Anonymous Kelli said...

Glass blowing. I would totally try glass blowing.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Making pottery, I think, or F1 racing, being a CEO of a totally huge company, singing in front of a filled wembley stadium. Climb mount Everest.
There are so many, and a million things popped into my head once I started. The fear of injury is usually what holds me back on things, like skydiving, I have wanted to do that since I was knee high, almost did it when I was 16 but couldn't get parental consent. Once I hit 21 I had lost interest, now have kids, but totally want to do it again now, so I won't do it until they are both independent.


1:48 PM  
Blogger Joanne said...

Well, I would say, "becoming a full time writer/designer" or "writing a book" but uhh, I did that and wow..I certainly can fail, too! ...and sometimes I succeed, I guess. I think it might be moving someplace new and building a life that's right for me, that offers me community...and somehow dragging my partner along. Instead, I am compromising...and waiting for the partner to figure out his job thing first.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Yarnhog said...

What's the point of trying if you know you can't fail? Where's the fun in that?

4:20 PM  
Blogger Valerie said...

Definitely theater, more specifically trying out for Thelma in Chicago or Christine in Phantom of the Opera. It's always been a dream of mine to be on stage again. I was in Children's Opera theater for a while but stopped later in life.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Bridget said...

I would walk across Canada on my own.

I have no idea how/why, etc. but that's my answer ...

6:14 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

I'd write a novel. It's always been my dream and I've started countless times, but I think the fear of failure has always held me back. Well, that and the distinct lack of time.

Thanks for the musings! I've been thinking about finding time just to write for myself again lately. I miss it.

5:22 AM  
Blogger del said...

Wild river rafting. I'm still trying to convince DH that we should try this but he's not having it.

8:42 AM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Frivolous persuits:

Stained Glass - want a climbing yellow rose for the entry nook window.

Nascar Racing - Jeff Gordon's car is mine

Opera singer - would mean that maybe for a little while my ears actually work

Not so frivolous pursuits:

Reverse progressive sensory neural hearing loss without turning someone into a Johnny Mnemonic.

Among other medical maladies.

11:51 AM  
Blogger mehitabel said...

Funny you should post this--I was looking at a coffee mug with this saying on it during knitting time on Monday (10-1) and it got me started. I'm at an age where I've tried and failed and tried and succeeded so many times, that the possible success or failure of the project doesn't inhibit me any more. I'm just going to go for it regardless!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Hike the Appalachian trail from Georgia to Maine.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

I'd try parasailing. It looks like such fun! But, I'm not brave enough.
Sheri in GA

3:42 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I would drive in a race car on a closed track just to feel the rush of driving super fast (I am normally ultra conservative when it comes to driving). If I knew nothing would happen I would give 'er!

What a great question. So will you tell us what you would do?

6:21 PM  
Anonymous AlisonH said...

Finding a book agent for my non-knitting book... Wait. I have to do that anyway.

10:47 PM  
Anonymous KrisSuthe said...

My first thought was lace. But I have tried that to some extent, and it doesn't scare me. P3tog tbl is a pain, but...

If I knew I couldn't fail, I'd apply this year to all the colleges in the top tier for Renaissance studies. But that's somewhat easy too (although, not easy enough to not give me anxiety attacks...)

If I couldn't fail, I'd pick up tatting tomorrow. How's that? That one is on the list of crafts to pick up, but also on the list of "things that will wait until my unborn children are in school and can't bother me during the day"...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Terri Lynn said...

I would love to be Chairman of the Federal Reserve. I would alos love to be a Health Care Economic advisor.

For fun, surfing, anykind of surfing, water, snowboarding.

For the needles, to write a book on how to write crochet patterns, and a book of classic crochet items.

Work in any major animation company doing backgroud scenery.

10:34 AM  
Anonymous junie said...

I would play the violin in concerts held all over the world for all the days of my life, in order to earn money for cures for childhood cancers.

11:15 PM  

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