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.

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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