If I knew for sure that I couldn't fail, then I am pretty sure that by now I would have:
- Fixed all of the global warming problems.
- Written a best selling novel.
- Written travel guides for many countries that I had extensively travelled through.
- Published an anthology of surprisingly excellent drunk poetry.
- Started up a successful yoga studio.
- Become a successful freelance photographer.
- Solved world hunger forever.
- Travelled the world as a meditation teacher.
- Become a professional and very respected movie reviewer with my own TV series.
- Provided clean, sustainable drinking water for everyone in the world.
- Painted something kick arse that is hanging in a very important gallery.
- Invented a cure for cancer, and COVID-19 as well!
And the truth is that you can't really fail if you are going after the life that you really want anyway. If you are putting one foot in front of the other to make your dreams and aspirations a reality, then I don't think that you could ever really be regarded as a failure. Everyone knows that the greatest disappointments in life are created when people never take any risks or put themselves out there to shoot for something that they really desire. Deep down we are terrified of arriving at retirement age wishing that we had tried a little harder or risked a little more to experience more joy and fulfilment from our lives. How does that saying go - In twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So I think that you have to be willing to throw off the bowlines and sail away from safe harbour if that's what it takes, but remember that you don't have to just YOLO it either, you can have a strategy plan and go about it in smart ways.
Here's how I always get started on any new undertaking, goal, life choice or intention:
Analyses Your Life Decisions: Take stock and see what has led you to where you are so far. Have you always been leading your own choices or have you been influenced by others?
Determine Your Purpose: A short statement about why you wake up everyday.
Determine Your Values: What are the 5 most important things in your life. These will become your decision filter.
Set an Intention/Goal: Consider your values and set your intentions for your future that will help bring these things into being and improve your wellbeing.
Allocate Your Resources: Start thinking about your resources (time, money, energy) to work towards reaching your goals. You'll need to make some choices here and potentially give up something that you are currently doing.
Track Everything: Data will help you to stay on track and make better choices.
Rinse and Repeat: It may take you many attempts to get to the right path for you. That's cool - life has a funny way of altering that path as well, so be prepared to rework, revisit and reboot and remember to be kind to yourself along the way.
And above all else, be strong, fight for what you want and go after your dreams. Life is too short to not take risks and do what you really want to do, so undertake your ambitions like you can't fail, no matter how crazy it might seem.
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 81 mins
This movie got an absolute slamming from the critics who clearly missed the fact that it is meant to be utterly bonkers and that is what makes it so damn funny! Writer-director Steve Oedekerk acquired the rights to a little known 1976 Hong Kong karate movie called "Savage Killers," then he seamlessly blended portions of the original movie with new material and dialogue to create one of the most off-the-wall and insanely silly comedies that has ever been made.
Chosen One, a rough-around-the-edges, yet industrious martial arts master, is out to avenge his murdered family, and it is zany hilarity that ensues all the way.
Oedekerk wrote, directed and starred in the lead role of Kung Pow! Enter the Fist and digitally placed himself into the old movie and had all of the main character voices redubbed as well. And the result is not only clever, it is also extremely funny and I literally cry laughing every time that I watch it, and I have seen it three times now! You will either love it or hate it, I hope like me, that you will feel the Kung Pow love!
FINAL SAY: Chosen One! Wee-ooh, wee-ooh!
3.5 Chilli peppers