Living a ‘good life’ means more than just happiness! In this video series I’ve selected from 101 keywords and discuss how each word can impact your potential to live a more happy, flourishing and prosperous personal and work life.

This is keyword #011 – Attempt.

What causes some people to attempt things that others wouldn’t dream of doing?

Is it just courage?

Is it blind faith?

Is it stupidity?

In reality it could be any one of these or other reasons.

To live a happy, flourishing and prosperous life may at times require you to attempt that which others around you may not.  This does not mean to take risks without some careful planning, and the acquisition of the skills, knowledge and resources required to provide you with the most likely outcome of success.

What if I make mistakes?

Attempting calculated risks where you are constantly building your competency, strength of character, and fulfilling your intentional aspirational goals may at times result in mistakes.

You’ve heard the saying we learn from our mistakes.

To attempt without learning from making the attempt, whether you succeed or fail, is an attempt potentially wasted. To not attempt anything at all because there is an element of risk is more than likely to result in a sense of stagnation rather than a sense of living a happy, flourishing and prosperous life.


“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail,

than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.”

Robert H. Schuller