July 7 - Something you would attempt if you knew you wouldn't fail.
This is a hard post for me to follow for a few reasons.
1) Some may say I'm a perfectionist. If I start something, I'm gonna finish it... and I'm gonna kick it's butt while I finish. Oh? You want real life examples? For starters, I decided the first couple of weeks of my senior year of high school that I wanted to graduate early (at semester) so I managed to do a whole year's worth of work in a couple of months. I took independent study courses online and worked on them mostly every night. And even though I knew I wasn't going to use my teaching bachelor's degree, I still finished it... Magna Cum Laude. Yeah, I may be a bit of an overachiever perfectionist. Maybe.
2) I don't really think about things I don't think are possible. If I think of it, I know ways I can make it happen. You know, I don't think about becoming president one day because I wouldn't ever want the job. I do, however, think about how I can help people and how I can use my heart to do so. I've never been one to dream big and then not be able to get to where I want to be. It's just not how I work.
With that said, I think one day I'd love to be helping people live better. Heck, I think I already am doing that! Maybe that's why nursing is such a good career match for me... I can heal people who are sick. I can teach them how to help themselves. I can provide a safe place to voice their concerns. I can use my compassion to make them feel loved and valued.
So, you want to know what I would attempt to do if I knew I wouldn't fail?!?! How's this for an answer: I don't attempt to do something unless I know I won't let myself fail.
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