Why is this the question we ask when we are tasked with doing the life-changing, groundbreaking, paradigm-shifting work we are called to do? Is it because we know that this work has such power that it can be radically transformative? Is it that we doubt in our ability to do it?
Why don’t we ask instead, “what if I win? What if I succeed? What if this works, I mean really works?” What is it about our wiring that has trained us to be afraid of our own success?
This is more than a matter of faith. It is about knowing that we are capable of doing the work that tugs at our very soul despite the failures we might experience while doing it. If you don’t believe me, listen to Casey Gerald tell it. He provides a sobering, and somewhat humorous perspective on failure and the “gospel of doubt” in this audio.
Beloved, what if what you set out to do works phenomenally well? What if it blesses others? What if you learn something new about yourself, about your resilience, about your belief, about your tenacity, about your divine capability?
It is about knowing that we are capable of doing the work that tugs at our very soul.
What if you get there and find your true tribe and all the alignment and resources you need? What if you find that there is where you belonged all along; that you could not possibly become what you wish to be without having gone there and back? Could there be anything more liberating than becoming who you are intended to be … even if you fail?
Avril Somerville is the author of A Journey Of Life On Purpose. She is in the stages of bringing her début novel, How Dare You Say Goodbye? to light. To request Avril as a speaker at your next event, please go here.