What do you say when fear demands a face off?
Are you the bird who has something to say to the cat? Or do you take flight, nothing left behind but feathers...?
About two years ago a good friend asked me a question.
"What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?"
I knew. But I'd wallpapered over the desire long ago.
"I'd write," I said.
But it took me another six months to face my fear of failing.
Now I can't imagine my life without words. What if I never answered this question? Would I have missed a large part of the fullness of my life?
Now I ask myself that question all the time. Is there something else I am not doing because I am afraid of failing? Then that is just the thing I need to be doing. I admit. I am the smart mouthed bird that has something to say to the cat... what is the worst that can happen, hey? :)
So what about you? "What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?"
Most of you are already writing... so I am banning that answer. But I'd love to know, what secrete passions or "maybe I'll try that one day" things have you locked away inside?