What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?
Robert Schuller asked a very piercing question, if you were promised success…what would you do? (personally, I would consider the lottery*grin)
My problem with Schuller’s question is that life never guarentees success, and risks will always be equal with their rewards…the greater the risk, the greater the reward. But it’s just unrealistic…
My mentor, Roy Williams, asked a question that I felt went even deeper to the heart. “What would you attempt to do if you knew you would forever fail?” Wow! If you were guarenteed to never succeede…what would you do, just for the sake of doing it, just for the joy of the trip.
We are promised Life, we are promised liberty…but we are only promised the pursuit of happiness. We aren’t guarenteed to catch it. If we ever did, I suspect we would be sorely dissappointed. We are to seek God, we are to pursue happiness…but we will probably fail at ever reaching them. Then again, maybe we find God in the search, we find happiness in the travel to get there. Don’t miss out on the pleasures and wonders of the Journey, that’s what it’s all about. (That and the hokey pokey)
So, If you would never succeede…what would you do just because it made you ‘you’. What would you do, just to do? The answer, you see, is where you will find happiness in your journey.
Just a thought