What would I do if I could not fail?

Daily Prompt: Too Big to Fail . . .

Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet).

EVERYTHING!!!

There is no ONE thing I want to do, I want to do EVERYTHING and ALL by myself at that.

So, I want to start a business right . . . No! Correction: I want to start several businesses. I have the ideas, I count 9 to date and the list continues to grow. But the problem with me is I want to do ALL of them, not just one. No, that’s under-reaching to me – I want to do them ALL. But I know I can’t start all at the same time. I just don’t know which one to start with. And in my researching for the various ideas, I get overwhelmed and I chicken myself out of many of them, and get pissed when I discover someone else came up with my idea.

No idea is 100% original, but . . . it still stings!

So, I want to write a book . . . Correction again: I want to write one book (so far), and do a compilation of other short stories. My problem here is that I feel grossly inadequate to write a book let alone several short stories. I know . . . writers tend to have serious trepidations about their writing but I feel mine is way deeper than that. It feels like my voice is aight for personal posts but for my short stories?!?!?  Not so much, not even a little bit.

So, I want to travel . . . the World! I want to see Santorini, Venice, Bali, Australia, I want to see the Northern Lights, the Great Wall of China, and the Pyramids of Egypt. This to me is probably the most achievable thing on my list. Strange, I know! I would take a year and just travel, it’s just a matter of time. What’s stops me now is the fact that I’d need serious money to do such, hence my current day job :/

So, I want to learn a myriad of new skills that would help me manage ME, and run my businesses seamlessly and to indulge in many other interests. I want to do video production and editing, advertising and marketing, graphic design, and photography. This also is just a matter of time. I’ve already started a Project Management course, and an online Web Business Design course. The others will come, in time.

The Denim Clutch I made way back in the day . . .
The Denim Clutch I made way back in the day . . .

So, (and I cannot believe I left this dream off my list) I want to start a clutch line. I made a clutch out of denim and everybody loves it! I want to make an entire line of denim clutches and other types of clutches. I know I can do it but what stops me?! Sometimes its my perfectionist self killing that dream because I’m not entirely ‘neat’. Other times, I guess it’s a fear of success, that the demand for my clutches will overwhelm me. This is probably the only dream where success scares me. Strange, right?!

So you see . . . I want to do sooooo many things and all at the same time. I’m highly impatient, especially when it pertains to me. I just want to do EVERYTHING now!

Do you ever feel like that?

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your expansive list of dreams?

Do you ever think you’ve bitten off more than you can chew? Cause I do!

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12 comments

  1. I had that quote on my office door when I ran a Community Hub for disadvantaged women – it made us all think twice! I absolutely understand how you feel – I can still feel like that if I let it take over…. but one thing I know for myself is that while I am wanting, life is happening and my skill list keeps growing. I was taken out of school at age 14 and put to work in a factory. Over the ensuing years I have been: a waitress, a shop assistant, a wife, a mother, a student of spiritual matters, a trainee teacher, a teacher, a principal, a teacher trainer and mentor, a writer, a painter, a community worker and a life coach, I am now a crafter [and a blogger] When I was your age I was at number 5 on the list! So keep wanting and as long as you put one foot ahead of the other you will end up exactly where you are meant to be! Great post!

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  2. Wow Pauline that is a lot o.O you wore many hats! Nice! I’ve done a lot in my current job but you’ve reminded me that there is a whole lot more to look forward to. This is not the end, but I obviously need to get cracking. And I cannot believe I left my artsy dreams off the list *grumbles*.

    Thanks a million for the reminder 🙂

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    • Crazy isn’t it! I left some stuff out too!! And what I forgot to say was that for most of those events/occupations, I was intent on heading in another direction altogether …….. sometimes you just have to follow your destiny as gracefully as possible! 🙂

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  3. “Take it easy , and ,for a moment ,just look at yourself from an “outside” perspective……
    This may help to focus priorities and real possibilities…..”
    This advice was given to me once,and it seems it worked……
    lol

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  4. At this point I can identify in my own way, especially having jumped off into the deep end a little more than a year ago (..and I have many days of wondering if I made the jump too soon and feeling like I could have planned it better). Even now it’s rough as an artist to try to work on my own and I may even have to revamp all plans and try to attack my goals all over again.

    It’s great that you have a list of goals you would like to achieve and none are impossible. There are two things i battle with continually: (1) Organizing my goals in a realistic and manageable order so that i don’t feel overwhelmed and (2) maintaining the confidence to actually take action to achieve each goal.

    The best approach is to just take on the simpler tasks first and more often than not, you will find the bigger tasks to be less overwhelming by the time you get around to them. I suppose another good practice is setting a timeline for each goal as a way of keeping on track.

    (haha… all this coming from a guy who is guilty of procrastination on and off!)

    In short Char… nothing tried, nothing gained. Just give it your best shot and you will be fine. Life’s not perfect, but I’m sure you have what it takes to jump your hurdles. Just have confidence and start making the steps!

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    • Thanks DeJaun, I guess all artists have that procrastination problem, lol! Though its not really funny.
      Since I’ve been doing the PM course I try to break everything down into smaller tasks and sometimes it works, other times its overwhelming. But, I’m going to try to accomplish these things. This year is THE year, right now is the RIGHT time, right?!
      Thanks for sharing with me 🙂

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