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Vox QotD: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could never fail? 
Submitted by BeckyPink

Whaa-whaaa-whaaat?? I can fail!?

I don't understand what you're talking about here Vox. So that's why I'm modifying the prepopulated title of this answer and taking a few moments from this busy morning to elaborate.

Today's QotD presumes there are things that I'm not doing because I'm afraid of failing. I reject the premise entirely.

First, if there was something I wanted to do, but was afraid of failing, I'd find a way to get over my fears.

Second, there are lots of things I'm afraid of doing because I might kill myself or they'd just be stupid things to do and so, logically speaking, I don't want to do them.

And third, I've failed plenty of times, but that's not a reason to fear living the life you want to live or "attempting" to do anything you really want to do, now is it"?

The topic of fear and it's opposite, love is near and dear to my heart though.

Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.


Marianne Williamson



 

Originally posted on patty.vox.com