What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?


Try an exercise, just for the fun of it.

You may either confine your options to those within the laws of known reality, or if you prefer, you may put zero limitations on your exercise. It is your opportunity, please do with it as you choose.

Imagine if you had unlimited capital. Trillions of dollars, if required.

Imagine if you had access to all of the right human and natural resources.

And imagine if you had the intelligence surrounding you to tackle any logistical, political or sociological obstacle.

So now what would you most like to do?

If you had zero concern for any type of failure, and knew beyond any shadow of a doubt that you will clearly succeed at whatever you have focused your mind on achieving, what is the quest you would launch?

The fear of failure kills more dreams than can possibly be imagined. More great ideas are never spawned to see the light of day because the person who has created them is so worried that they will not succeed, that most of them are never acted upon.

Imagine where humanity might be at this stage of our evolution if we had been bolstered by all of those great ideas having come to fruition….

Some ideas are so powerful that they cannot be ignored. When they enter the mind of a proper recipient, they light up into a glowing force that literally overtakes the originator. They become all-consuming, to such an extent that time disappears, rational thought and reason may disappear, leaving nothing but pure inspiration, illuminating every ounce of the originator’s being.

One of the best screen expressions of such an obsession was aptly portrayed by Richard Dreyfus in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. As these thoughts consume his character, and he is making a model of Devil’s Postpile out of his mashed potatoes, you see how this type of mental contagion behaves. Soon, every ounce of his being knows that it must deliver on whatever has come into his mind, regardless of personal consequence.

Finding the courage to be an entrepreneur, to look fear directly in the face and know in your heart that you are far stronger, and considerably more adept than any of the fear-based variables that work to dissuade you from moving forward, is a unique quality that is not possessed by all. Some are much more content in allowing those passing dreams to float by without action, and know that they are staying within the boundaries of safety.

So if you knew that you could not possibly fail, what would you attempt? And why?

Happy Saturday!

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!