When anything is possible

You’ve probably all heard the phrase, “What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

It would be more appropriate to say, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?”

The first phrase looks nice on posters but in the back of our minds we all know that never failing is not an option.   We also know, both from our years in school and from society, that failure is generally frowned upon.

And so we stay seated on our dreams and ambitions, reading posters and wishing that in fact we could create a world where we would never fail.

Enter most homeschooled/unschooled kids I know, most of whom have little or no fear of failure.

Think about that for a second.

How would the world look different to you if, when you undertook something new, you knew you might fail but didn’t care?    You knew that if you failed it would teach you something and you’d get up and try again.   And maybe fail again, but hey, that’s part of learning, right?  Eventually you’d figure it out.

No shame in failure, no fear of it.  Failure as simply a part of life; the part that leads to success.

With that mindset, anything is possible.

One comment on “When anything is possible

  1. maria says:

    what if we recognize that there is no such thing as failure since learning something and improving on it is a good thing? Failure is an end-all, and learning is a process.

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