What If You Couldn’t Fail…

Part of my journey with working with my nutritional therapist, is to better my depression and anxiety. If you suffer from any mental illnesses, I don’t have to tell you how debilitating they can be, and how much they can hold you back from living the life you want. I was given a writing prompt to jot down a list of things I want to do (that I believe my mental illness and lack of confidence has been holding me back from) and why. I definitely feel anxious about sharing these with the worldwide web, but my hope is it may inspire others to consider what they would attempt, if they knew they could not fail.

Run (for exercise and complete a 5k race)

I feel like cardio would really help my anxiety and clear my head. As for the 5k, I have always seen people go the fun races (bubbles, costumes, with cool medals) and I am almost jealous that I can’t do it (or am not a part of it) I feel like completing one and running the whole thing, would offer a great sense of accomplishment.

Learn Piano and/or Guitar

I used to play the piano (only my index fingers mind you) when I was young, with my great grandma. Through my teenage years I really fell in love with acoustic music (emo!) which made me want to learn the guitar. Nowadays, I feel like knowing an instrument would give me another outlet for my [overactive] creative mind.

Write More (fiction/short stories)

Another thing I want to do to express my creativity is to write more. And not just blogging stuff. I have a wild imagination, and I know in my head I have a bunch of story ideas, I just don’t know how to get them onto paper.

Complete My Associates Degree

Finishing my AA has been on my “5 year plan” for about, 10 years?! After chipping away at the general education requirements, and taking random classes (whether for interest or because I needed it for my job, at the time), I know I am currently about 4-5 courses away from completing a degree in Liberal Arts. Obtaining this degree would be a huge accomplishment.


There are a few more I could add to this list, however, I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many goals at one time (I get overwhelmed easily) So, if you took failure off the table, what would you attempt?


6 thoughts

  1. This is an awesome post. It’s crazy to really think about the things you’d try to do if you knew you couldn’t fail.
    By the way I’ve always wanted to run a marathon as well. Maybe one day we can try even if that means we have to walk some of it haha!

  2. I think I would go back to school and knock out a few books.

    Also I’m not sure where you live but see if there is a Color Run in your area. Its untimed and you can walk it. Afterwards they have a big color fight with music. I did it months after being out after my Lupus diagnosis. Definitely felt accomplished

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