Sitting round a dinner table with some icebreakers, the question was raised: What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We had various answers, some being big hairy audacious goals (including mine). Then we digressed: Do you think you have to have something significant happen in your life, to want something so big. This question came as a surprise as I had never looked at it this way before, I have always been optimistic and consider a glass half full. Although this made me think and I instantly reflected to my childhood, as I believe your upbringing can have a huge impact on what or who you become. I was very fortunate to have parents who guided me through to adulthood (and still do). The subject changed and the conversation continued.
This question still lingered weeks later, and made me wonder - does one have to endure things such as trauma, tragedy, a life-threatening illness, divorce or losing someone close to make us live life to the fullest? It made me want to discover the answer. Personally, I have always been driven, so was curious if it could be something deeper that played a part. I reflected on some difficult emotional stages of my life which isn’t something I tend to do as it serves no purpose. Although I am an open book, wear my heart on my sleeve and by doing so, hope to keep it real.