I’ve been inspired by a coach I follow to do my own ‘If I knew I could not fail…’ post. Oh, this makes me nervous.
Do I want everyone to know my deepest desires and my fears that hold me back? Do I want you to be in on where I struggle and how I’ve failed? Because all of that goes into admitting what I would do if I knew I couldn’t fail. Right?
Ok, I’ll fill you in, but here’s the catch. I want you to share with me what you’d do if you couldn’t fail down in the comments. Ok?
Why should we do this?
This is actually an important exercise that you (we!) should do regularly. If you read back through some of my prior posts, you’ll see that I talk about the importance of stretching your comfort zone.
You know the saying:
TWEET THIS: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
~Neale Donald Walsch
It’s true! If you always stay within the boundaries of your comfort zone, you never experience anything new, there’s no exhilaration — basically, you keep yourself inside of a prison when you don’t stretch your own boundaries. BOOOORING!
So, that’s why we want to dream into the question and see what we can conjure up for ourselves!
Dreaming into what you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail doesn’t mean you HAVE to do what you dream up, but it sure gives you room to grow and leaps to take that could change your life for the better!
So, shall we?
What I would do if I knew I couldn’t fail. Here’s my list:
1) Host a Soul Art & Body retreat in the caribbean to nourish and enrich your 5 essences — mind, body, spirit, heart, + soul
2) Open a Soul Art Studio on the beach — a creative and colorful space for creating my own Soul Art and a place to invite others to meet their inner worlds, inner wisdom, + creative geniuses to make their lives remarkable and joyful.
3) Give a TEDTalk
4) Get in the best shape of my life and enter a fitness contest
5) Create a 6-figure business around Intuition, Soul Art, Transformational Healing
6) Make a $10,000 donation to an animal charity that I love
Oh goodness. That’s a huge list. Some of that scares the crap out of me (a TEDTalk? a fitness contest? At my age??) — but oh how fun it would be to accomplish all (or some!) of that!!
That’s my big dreaming list. And, honestly, each of those items feels really far away.
But that doesn’t mean I can’t — or shouldn’t — work toward them. And you either.
What do you dream of? What do you want?
What do you want secretly that scares the crap out of you just to say it out loud, but that would be the most thrilling thing you could ever accomplish?
Write THAT in the comments below. I want to help you work toward that thing. (And I would love for you to help me work toward my things too — teamwork!)
Evaluating your answers
Now, you could do this exercise 2 different ways:
(1)You do it for the purpose of dreaming. To see what your mind can think up. To feel into those things to see if you really want to accomplish them in your life. For inspiration and a little kick start to start getting things done.
(2) You do it for the purpose of setting goals to work toward and you make a plan to reach those things on your list.
Both ways are completely valid. Which one did you do?
For me, it’s a combination of the 2. Honestly, I don’t know if I can get in any better shape than what I’ve been in the past because of my age and some funny health things I’d have to heal first. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to try.
If I put in the effort and get in great shape, even if it’s not the best shape of my life, will I really be disappointed? Probably not.
But, opening a Soul Art Studio on the beach? Hell YES!
Creating and hosting my own Soul Art + Body retreat in the caribbean? Hell YES!
Creating a 6-figure business around all the things I love? Hell YES!
You get the idea. Just feel into what you really want, and then decide: do you really want it? Or is it just a fantasy? Is it impossible because of an uncontrollable reason (like my health affecting my getting in great shape)? Or are you just scared (because my health issue is probably heal-able and not a valid excuse)?
Be true to yourself. Feel into what your Soul wants for you. Make your list. And let’s get ready to stretch our comfort zones to make stuff happen and transform our lives!
To give you (and me) some guidance and encouragement to dream big, let your Soul guide you, and stretch your comfort zone, I’ve pulled a card for us.
And what a perfect card it is!
Mysticism (from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards by Tori Hartman) tells me that we, in no way, need to be using our brains for this. This is all about using our inner wisdom and trusting it!
The figure in the card is cloaked in dark purple. We can’t see her (except for the tip of her nose and some hair) and we don’t know where she’s going, yet her dress and cloak billow out in front of her as if she’s being pulled — guided — forward. Notice the golden yellow light shining on her and lighting her way. She’s in the light, being guided by the light, by Spirit and happily moving forward even though what’s ahead is a mystery.
That’s the fun of mysticism. It’s trusting your own inner lamp to light the path for you and guide you to the perfect place.
So, that’s our guidance on this journey of dreaming big into what we would do if we couldn’t fail: consult your inner wisdom, feel into what wants to be birthed into your reality, and trust yourself that it’s the right thing, then GO forward and get it!
Tell me in the comments below what you would do if you knew you couldn’t fail. How can I help hold you accountable? How can I help you reach your dreams?
Here’s how you can support me and my dreams if you wish: share this post with your friends, comment below, and keep me in mind when you want a reading or to learn how to access your inner world of wisdom for your own answers and healing. I’ll be there to guide you.