Oh, What a Boring World!   3 comments

December 3, 2018

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

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That sounds like a boring life. I don’t think I’m in favor of total-transparency living, but I agreed to do the topic, so ….

  1. I would testify more boldly of my faith to everybody I care about knowing they will not reject my testimony. Then I would testify more boldly to strangers as well.
  2. I would continue to advocate for smaller government and no government, knowing that I will one day be successful.
  3. I would invest in a startup business that I believe in knowing that it will grow and become a business that can support me through investment income.
  4. I would advertise my books in a big way knowing they will become best-sellers that will support me in retirement.
  5. I would invest in my daughter’s musical career in a big way knowing that my investment will assure her success so that she can return my investment.
  6. I would invest in my son’s rock-climbing interest in a bigger way for the same reason.
  7. And, judging from the photo above, I might go sky-diving.

Generally, I think I’d be more willing to try new activities and ventures because I would know they wouldn’t become a waste of time since success would be assured.

But I also think I would eventually become bored and stop trying new activities because the assurance of success would take away some of the enjoyment of the attempt.

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Posted December 3, 2018 by aurorawatcherak in Blog Hop

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3 responses to “Oh, What a Boring World!

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  1. Very true in what you say. If there’s no challenge then where’s the excitement? I hadn’t thought of it that way.

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  2. Is the excitement in the trying or the doing? In skydiving, I’d say it’s in the doing.

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    • Oh, definitely! You could be absolutely assured of landing safely every time and it would be just as exciting.

      I just launched the fourth book in Transformation Project and I expected it to behave like the others – to sit there until I did a free day and then slowly sell a few a week, but it surprised me. It had immediate sales and the whole series is popular on the Kindle Reader. And I so enjoyed the surprise. If I knew what it was going to do everytime, I’d get bored.

      I asked a couple of friends and my father-in-law who are successful small business people whether they would have wanted to know they were going to succeed when they started out. My father-in-law especially, looking back with the relative wisdom of three-quarters of a century and a dozen ventures that had various outcomes, said he wouldn’t have wanted to know.

      “There’s a reason gambling is popular and it’s not because you’re guaranteed to win.”

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