This quote hangs prominently in my office. I pass by it everyday. I love the thought and often find myself referring to it when speaking with my students. But, for some reason, I've never 'taken the time' to answer this question for myself.
Why not? I think...I think...it is a combination of a few things. I'm lazy. I lack confidence [as much as I hate to admit it]. I don't want to set myself up for, well, failure.
However, today I find myself at a threshold---the first Monday--the first full week---of the New Year. If you're rolling your eyes now, please note that I didn't make any resolutions January 1. Good thing too, as I would have broken them by now...most with the New Year's Day pizza and the 20 degree weather I don't have the will-power to face for a morning jog, and the...
This may be the reason I feel comfortable starting fresh today. Also, this is different...it isn't a resolution, just a question. So, 'What would you do [in 2010] if you knew you couldn't fail?' This is what I'll be thinking about today...this year. I encourage you to do the same. I'll try to be courageous enough to get back to you with my thoughts and, as always, I'd be truly honored for you to share yours.