Thursday, December 22, 2011
What would you do?
One of my New Years Resolutions is to give up Facebook. The only thing holding me back is the fact that all my photos are lodged in there like my own little online scrapbook, plus I like being able to go back to them and reminisce. Well, there's that and I'm able to keep up with my running group.
Why do I want to give it up? I asked myself that question a couple times. Then I realized, it was the plethora of information and feelings that I was inhaling upon logging in. Someone was sad, someone was happy, someone was shopping for rare garden gnome's, etc. Sooooo much information. Then I remembered a scene from Bruce Almighty. Remember when he would log onto his email and it was full of prayer requests?? Soon thereafter he was covered in post-it notes? It was emotional overload. I feel much the same way. My head is full of enough junk and when I log on, I feel everyone elses thoughts pouring into my already overflowing brain. For heaven's sake, I'm still Christmas shopping.
Other than those items, I have no reason to hang on.... till recently. I normally log on about once a week, do the quick mouse scroll down the screen and log off. But about a month ago something caught my eye.
Someone posted this question:
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail??
It has to be one of the best questions I've heard all year. It goes right to the core of every human beings innate desire to live life to the fullest. No sooner than I read it, I had already dreamed up about three things that I wanted to do. Humor me.
I, would open a children's bookstore. Just like the Shop Around the Corner from You've Got Mail. I love children's books. My business would thrive, kids would trolley in and out my shop doors with books under their arms, smiles on their faces. I even have a store picked out in town where I would put it! Yes, I'm a dreamer.
Second, I would try out to be the kicker for an NFL team. Then I would make the team because A. I'm athletic and B. In this scenario, "I can't fail". Unlike the guy in the picture I don't want to play for the Colts, as much as they could use my help right now.
So, I pass the question along to you.
What would you attempt to do, if you knew you could not fail??