The “F” Word | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


So many times I am on Twitter and I see something and it sticks with me and it becomes something I just have to write about.

Today it’s the “F” word.

Consider this famous quote:

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” – Unknown


What is it?

What is it that you’d do full-on, full-well knowing that you could not fail?

Would you jump out of a plane? Would you wrestle an alligator?

Would you push your body to the vast reaches it hath never ever seen?

In this post, you might think that “FAIL” is the “F” word I’m talking about, but it’s not.

It is FEAR. Because really what the quote is referring to is the fear that we might fail at something. Fear that we might not be good enough. Fear that we’re in over our heads. And then fear that someone might call us out on it. And expose all the little dirty truths that we think we know about ourselves for alllll to see.


We are all afraid of something.

But honestly. So WHAT if we fail? What is the worst thing that could happen? We are still living, breathing, conscious humans walking the planet among our friends and family (two “f” words in fact that should mean a lot more than that other one, right?)

Is it really that bad to fail at something? Is it really “failing” anyway if we are simply not that great at something at first?

Why should any single one of us fear failing?

The only sure way to fail anyway is to simply not try anyway. And where’s the fun in that?

You wanna be afraid, be afraid of that freaky deak in the picture, whatever that is.

Or perhaps a bear ravaging your tent. Totally legitimate.

But never ever fear being a better version of yourself or the path toward getting there. Because even those “so called” failures will make you better.

Don’t fear the failure. EMBRACE THE FAILURE. Be one with the failure. LEARN from failure.

Failure makes you better. And if you try and do not fail, well then what did you spend so much time worrying about failing for? You just worried your pretty little head into nothing.

So what are you afraid of? What is holding YOU back? And what would you do if you knew you could not fail?

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