Blog - If you couldn’t fail what would you do - Page

If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?

This morning I saw a meme in a Facebook group I follow, that made me stop and think.

“If you couldn’t fail, what would you do?”


Other versions of the phrase are

“If you had unlimited time and money, what would you do?”

“If money wasn’t an issue, what would be your perfect day?”

All slightly different but with the same intention; to make people think about what they’re doing in life as opposed to what they wish they could be doing.

I’ve heard the phrases many times before, even used it on friends and clients. As an empowerment coach, it’s a great way to find out what clients are longing for. A starting point, to understand them a little better and get them thinking beyond their current world view.

Of course, the response is inevitably something like “I’d quit my job, travel the world, eat at the best restaurants, buy a Ferrari, get a luxurious massage every day”, etc…” These are all great lies that we all say in such times because we’ve never truly thought of achieving our hearts desires as a viable option before. More often than not, we’ve accepted that this is never going to happen so don’t allow ourselves to even instigate the dream. So we go for the quick, generic response that we think the asker of the question wants to hear.


This time I read the meme, it was different for me. This time I was being asked the question (obviously not directly but it felt like I was). Suddenly I thought about it in more depth than I had previously. What would I really do if I couldn’t fail…

And then it hit me, how boring life would be. If you were to do something, anything and know absolutely what the outcome would be, wouldn’t that take all of the emotion out of it? There would be no difference between washing the dishes and jumping out of an aeroplane. Knowing without a doubt that you will land safely, would remove all fear, all excitement, all adrenaline. Starting a business would be a case of going through the motions because you would know that it would succeed. And relationships would be without passion because you would know that you couldn’t screw it up.

We need the unknown, the mystery of what’s to come. It’s what pushes us, makes us strive to be better. It’s in failing that we learn and evolve. It’s in knowing that we can fail that gives us the courage to do it anyway. It’s in the chaos that gives us the hope and faith to battle on. It is in taking risks, that we feel the excitement.

What are we without emotion?

Of course, they are still good questions to ask, to loosen up a persons mind and get them thinking outside the box. Followed up by the real question;

“What do you really want to do with your life?”

So… what is it?

I believe that education on personal development is such an integral part of human growth that I simply cannot justify making it unavailable to people by charging extreme amounts of money for it. In my opinion, this stuff should be taught freely at schools.

However, we live in a world where money is required to pay the bills and fill the fridge. Your donation will ensure I can continue to provide this service and really does make a huge difference as this is what I survive off.

It takes a lot of time, skill and effort to create the content on this web site, which is why the guided meditations are constantly ranked amongst the highest quality on apps like Insight Timer (the worlds No.1 Meditation app).

As a sign of appreciation for your donation, I would love to shout your name from the rooftops (which probably doesn’t really do much for you) so instead, I can also shout it from the social media rooftops if you like, along with your business name if you have one. And if you want to remain anonymous, we can make that work too.

I am honoured that you took the time to listen to this meditation and overflowing with gratitude for your donation 🙏💜

Wishing you a most beautiful day,

James Cole

Empowering Meditations

Personal Info

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.

Donation Total: $5

Share this Empowering Thought


Picture of James Cole

James Cole

James is an author of the book Empowering Thoughts, a meditation educator, empowerment specialist, hypnotherapist, filmmaker, and photo-artist. He has had a passion for meditation since being introduced at high school. Since then he has studied various forms of meditation before discovering hypnosis and recognising the similarities. He now teaches hypnotic meditation, as well as creating and publishing guided meditations that people can use for personal development. his creative work can be found at

You may also like these Empowering posts

I would love to hear your comments 😊

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.



Recent Posts

Recent Comments


We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website.