Friday, November 8, 2013

What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail?

Me? I would take the GRE and the LSAT.
If I had lots of time and lots of money.
I would apply for PhD programs and law school.
I would want to get my law degree, PhD in Clinical Psyc, PhD in Social Psyc, Master's in Organizational Leadership or Org. Psyc.

When I'm really dreaming.
I'm profiling people.
I'm adjusting systems to better serve people.
I'm consulting.
I'm facilitating group therapy.
I'm doing individual counseling.

But I can fail. And I haven't figured out the whole timing aspect.
But I can fail.
So I either need to learn how to be okay with failing.
Or I'll likely be stuck in case management.

I've never directly shared my dreams or goals.
So here we go. Step 1 to being okay with failing.
Sharing dreams.

Your turn. 


  1. This is an interesting post and an interesting question, Ashley.

    I'm trying to decide what it is I'd do if I was afraid I wouldn't fail. As far as the big stuff, my dreams are to have as big as an impact on teens as the teachers in my life did for me, move to Costa Rica to do missions in some form, speak Spanish like a native, happily marry and adopt kids into a loving family.

    In this moment, I don't think I'd do much differently, because I'm working towards those dreams at various levels and in a variety of ways. I feel like I'm where I need to be and doing what I need to do.

    I've worked to become a risk taker, and I am excited about the risks I've taken thus far to achieve the dreams God has given me.

    But in a lot of ways, if I wasn't afraid I would fail, I'd be braver in the day to day moments. I'd be more vulnerable with people if I wasn't afraid of rejection. I'd be more assertive if I thought people would listen to me and value my opinion. I'd try different styles of lessons, take up a variety of hobbies, try playing sports, play music more faithfully if I wasn't so afraid I wouldn't be immediately successful.

  2. AND I think you hit the nail on the head when you said you need to become okay with failing. I know I do. Because I DO want to be vulnerable with people. And I DO want people to hear my voice. And I DO want to do things that aren't typical, that are difficult, that are rewarding.

    Thank you for sharing your dreams with us, Ashley. Excited to see where you go and what you do, friend!