It's hard not to be inspired by what's happening in Ukraine. In late February, many said the Russian invasion would be over quickly.
But that didn't happen. Someone believed they couldn't fail.
Sometimes we're faced with big things. Really big obstacles. Not an army, but it can feel like it. And we think all is lost - that we will fail. But what if failure isn't an option? What would we do? How would we act differently?
There were many times in my life when I didn't think I could do the next thing. I couldn't survive betrayal. I couldn't get divorced. Then I did.
I wanted to write a book - and wrote an entire draft - then had to scrap it because my life (and the ending) tragically changed. It was overwhelming. But step by step, blog by blog, chapter by chapter I did it (and it helped me heal).
What do you want? What is your true calling? What would you do if you took the word failure out of your vocabulary? Stopped worrying about it.
Redefined the meaning of success.
What if success is a life where you show up as your genuine self and are able to pursue what you were meant to? Any roadblocks on that journey are defined as opportunities - or learnings instead of failure?
April is a time of transition. Snowy mornings and sunny afternoons. And this year it's also the time to transition to a post-Covid world. Or a new way to look at our world with Covid.
It's a little scary. Back to work in the office. Traveling again. Global crisis.
But if we learned anything from the last two-plus years it's that this is the time to do what we're called to, despite fears of failure.
If we're not going to do it now, when?
What would you do if you couldn't fail? What is your stretch goal? Write it down, take one mini step toward it, and see what happens.
Hope this is helpful. If I might be of any guidance to your journey please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org