Has anyone ever asked you “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”?
This particular question has been more difficult to answer than I ever thought it might be. The reason is, there are so many things I would do! If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would…
- write a book
- start my own business
- have more kids
- aim higher
- be myself more
…and that’s just a few. But the one that really gets me is that last one. If I knew I couldn’t fail, I would be myself more. How crazy is that? I wonder how many of us feel this way? How many of us go through life scared to really be ourselves? Maybe it’s because we live in such a superficial world. A world where we are constantly updating our status’s on Facebook and trying to make our lives look so perfect to everyone else. Why is that?
I know I don’t have all the answers, but I do know what has happened when I have opened up and been real with people. People don’t like real. At least not in my experience. See, I struggle a lot with depression. When I get together with a group of friends, and I pretend like everything is right in my world, they tend to think I’m a blast to be around. But if I’m real, down, broken, sad, or depressed….nobody wants to be around that. Which is really too bad, because when I am depressed is when I need friends the most. So what would you do in my shoes? Would you be real, and feel ultimately alone? Or would you put on a happy face and be loved? It’s really shitty to have to make a decision like that.
I know what you’re thinking…”if they can’t accept you as you, then they aren’t real friends.”
I’m not so sure about that. I think people try. But in reality, we are all broken. We can only handle so much. Would you prefer to be friends with someone who poses a challenge? Or someone who is fun?
Tell me…what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?