Blue-sky thinking refers to ‘brainstorming with no limits.’ It encourages people to generate ideas that are not ‘grounded in reality.’ This means that people can really embrace their creative side and come up with as many ideas as their imagination allows.
A way to start blue-sky thinking is to ask yourself the following question: ‘what would I do with my life if failure wasn’t an option?’
Would you set up your own business? If this sounds appealing to you, what would your business be in? Be specific.
Whatever you decide you would do with your life if failure wasn’t an option, make it something big, for with blue-sky thinking, the sky isn’t the limit. What do I mean by that? I mean that life is limitless, and so are you…
When you have determined what you would do with your life if failure wasn’t an option, I now want you to ask yourself; ‘what’s the worst that could happen if I did fail?’
Let’s use the example that you want to set up your own business, as I do. If you and I followed our ambitions and went ahead with our idea to set up our own businesses, what’s the worst that could happen if all didn’t go to plan? Well, the very worst that could happen is that we’d lose a bit of money and need to resort to plan B. That’s not the end of the world though, is it? And, as some well-known sayings rightfully go;
‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’
‘Every setback will pave the way for a comeback.’
‘What is meant for you will not pass you by.’
In other words, if it’s meant to be, it will be.
So yes, maybe we will ‘fail’, but is failure really so bad when we can grow so much from it?
I think not…
Taking a risk by following our dreams might cause us to lose a little bit in the short-term, but it might also cause us to gain a lot, in the long-term…
Therefore, we must not let a fear of failure prevent us from doing things that could be so good for us…
It’s time for us to stop allowing a fear of failure to deny us of so many opportunities.
It’s time for us to start living our dreams.
It is our time.