What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

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Hey friends,

It's been a little while since you heard from me. In the space in between, two people who are extremely close to me have had to face their mortality. One with a hyper aggressive cancer and a terminal diagnosis of 12 weeks and the other with a cancer that has metastasized.

It reminded me that being alive and really living are not the same thing.

Fifteen years ago, I asked myself a question this question, "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

To say it changed my life would be an understatement. The answer that came from answering that question has given me everything I have today - incredible adventures, deep connections, my fitness, financial security, and the ability to share the words you are reading right now.

But it's been a while since I've asked myself that question. And every day, I (and likely you) are bathed in societal conditioning from well-meaning friends, the news, or cunning marketers.

I now realize that another layer of limiting beliefs, ego-driven obstacles, and fear has settled comfortably onto me like a bad middle-aged paunch.

Purely pursuing pleasure feels less fulfilling and selfish joys have lost some of their shine. The awareness that my actions are now fueled by my fear of releasing my prior identity is becoming harder to ignore.

So, it’s time to ask the question again, “What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?

If you've been harboring some deep desire or need you've been ignoring under a handy pile of excuses, I hope you'll join me. Remember, as rational as our excuses are, sometimes they are simply not true.

There’s nothing worse than not knowing what excites us, what our dreams are made of, and what brings us bliss. Let us not allow our own mind, ego, and fear to be the invisible cage that we live within.

When you are stripped of your fears, insecurities, and limiting beliefs, what do you really want?

If your answer is, "I don't know," read the article I wrote with the steps I took (and are taking now) to figure out what I really want and if my obstacles are as real as I think they are.

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May Pang 💖

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