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Is secure also mundane?

Posted on 25 August 2010

In a post on Lisa Bliss’ blog I was forced to think about success and failure. If success is secured, does that make it mundane and not worth pursuing?

Lisa is writing about the quote “What would I do if I knew I couldn’t fail?”, and argues that life would then be boring and mundane. Do you agree?

Here is a short bit from her blog post:

“If I knew I could not fail, I would do lots of things. I would never miss a diagnosis, I would set a world record at 100 miles, I would fly into space, I would love only if it never hurt. But if I knew I would not fail then what have I accomplished?

Instead, what I really want to know is what I would do if I thought I was very likely to fail but stood just a chance in hell that I wouldn’t.

It’s not a quote but a question.

Certainty has no appeal to me, no challenge. It raises no questions. It’s secure, safe, mundane. Uncertainty, on the other hand, is luring, exciting, risky. That is what I want to pursue.”

You can find more from Lisa on her blog

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