You cannot succeed if you cannot fail

Sedruola Maruska | Leisure Life Coach

“What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”

It’s an old question asked a lot because of where it allows our minds to go. So, I asked it in my Facebook group this week and it stirred conversation.

Fear of failure keeps us from doing what we want to do because we’re afraid of things like:

  • what will “they” think?
  • how will I survive?
  • it’s too risky
  • it’s too controversial
  • I need to go back to school
  • I need the right, better, more tools/equipment
  • I’m not sure I’m the right person
  • what if I look ridiculous
  • I don’t have enough time
  • they’re not ready

And on, and on, and on. . . .

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We’re afraid of failure, but failure is the learning curve. It’s what gives us the opportunity to build experience so we know when we’ve succeeded. There’s not one person we look at as “successful” that hasn’t failed many times in order to reach that success.

A new question

So, as I considered the question I thought up a new one:

“What would you do if you knew you’d fail often, but in the end succeed?”

What if, instead of allowing the fear of failure drive us, we opened ourselves up to fail so we could succeed beyond our imagination? What if we decided:

  • who cares what they think
  • I’ll be fine
  • the risk is worth the reward
  • controversy breeds innovation
  • I know everything I need to know
  • I’ll start right now with what I have
  • I’m the exact right person for this
  • who cares how I look
  • I’ll find the time or make time
  • they better get ready

You are a badass

Fear of success

What if in the end the questions aren’t truly about the fear of all things listed, but about the success itself?

Could it be that we’re okay with the failure, but it’s the thought of actually getting to our big success that scares us? Why? Because success brings change and change is scary. It’s unknown, it’s the “X” factor.

Seems like all our excuses and fears are only to keep from walking into the black hole of “how will this all turn out?” Well, it will turn out like it will turn out. If we always had the information beforehand, what fun would life be?

You cannot succeed if you cannot fail | Sedruola Maruska

It’s the unknown that makes the journey fun! You get up everyday not knowing exactly what’s going to happen that day. You may have things planned, but there’s always “something”. That doesn’t keep you from getting out of bed and still tackling your day does it?

“What would you do if you knew you’d fail often, but in the end succeed?”

Let’s embrace the “X” factor, move forward with a spirit of power and fail often on our way to success!

What are you capable of?

Sedruola Maruska | Leisure Life Coach

You don’t know what you’re capable of.

My friend Shelly was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2017. I thought to myself “She’s so strong, I don’t know what I’d do.” We lost Shelly in the Fall of 2017.

Then in December of 2017 I got my chance to find out what I’d do when I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Shelly inspired me not only to keep smiling and keep loving, but to do it to the best of my ability. So that’s what I’ve done.

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Every day I’ve smiled, loved, practiced immeasurable gratitude and opened up to help others who’ve been diagnosed.

I didn’t realize I was capable of taking on cancer until it came for me.

What I did know was how to keep my head up, my loved ones close, and my faith strong.

You may not know what you’re capable of in light of tough situations, but if you know how to embrace yourself and your blessings, you’re equip for battle.

Why complain about the rain

Sedruola Maruska | Leisure Life Coach

With the rain comes . . .

Watering of plants and crops

Replenishing of reservoirs and water tables

Creation / replenishing of streams and rivers


Fresh air



Why complain about the rain?

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