I just started reading a book this weekend by Lewis Howes called The School of Greatness. Howes is an athlete and entrepreneur. He has an inspiring story and great podcast that I highly recommend. In the chapter I read last night, he posed this challenge:
Imagine what your life would look like if you knew you could never fail.
Fear can be crippling, whether we fear success or failure. We can be scared to break out of the box of our own expectations and those of our family. We grow up listening to the narratives that swirl around us. It takes drive and effort to break the trend and stand out, to tell the ghosts of the pasts that they don’t have any power in the present or the future.
This weekend, as you hand out candy and dress up in costumes, take a moment and picture your life without failure. What would you do, how would you change, what would you create? What impact would you make in this world that longs for someone to come and change things?
What legacy would you leave?
Make plans and, when Monday comes, take the first step towards a new future. I know I will.