What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail?

Here’s my challenge to you for this Rejection Mope-jection Monday. Think about your dreams with the key focus being: What Would You Do If You Knew You Could Not Fail? Create your own Mission Statement and be as specific as you can. Identify the who, what, where, when and how, if possible. While it’s certainly easy to giggle and joke around because of your discomfort at having to identify the specifics, be serious about this. After all, this is your dream. You don’t need a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand. It’s all you. You will determine whether you will succeed at grabbing the star, or if you just have plain bad luck. If you’d like, share your mission statement in the comments section or just write it down and put it somewhere where you can see it on a regular basis.

The whole point of this exercise is to be able to visualize your dream so it is incredibly real to you. You can see it–even the very minute details of what is happening when you realize you have achieved your dream.

Here’s my Can Do Mission Statement:
I am actively sending out my manuscripts and will have an award winning picture book and sought after YA novel sold to well respected publishing houses by the end of one year, April 2, 2008.

When you think about what you want with a positive can do attitude, and are specific to what you can envision, you are instilling this core belief into your daily actions. No matter what obstacles are thrown in your path, you will be able focus on your can do mission statement and find a way to move forward and work toward your dreams.

For anyone who is ready to write down their can do mission statement in the comment section and make yourself truly accountable to your plan of action, I’ll put your name in a drawing to win one of three prizes with a couple surprise inspirational fripperies:

  1. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where you Are, to Where You Want to Be, by Jack Canfield
  2. Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom, by Ursula Nordstrom
  3. Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss


  1. Think about your dreams with the focus of What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
  2. Write down a specific can do mission statement in the comment section.
  3. Due to holidays and tax day, the deadline to post a comment is Wednesday, April 18th.
  4. Let’s keep comments positive and encouraging so people feel safe posting their dreams here.
  5. Any negative comments will be deleted.

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

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Vivian Lee Mahoney

Consider yourself warned: I write books about rebels. I'm also a postergirlz for readergirlz, a literary advisory group for teens. Who knew going back to the teenage years would be so rewarding?

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