What Would You Attempt to Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail? Paperweight
A few years ago, I found myself on the look-out for a thank you gift for the committee members of a charity event I was in charge of. The event was a ten-day holiday festival and this group of women had not only exceeded my expectations but more importantly, they had surpassed their own in terms of their creativity and abilities. That's why this paperweight ended up being the perfect gift. At the start of our planning, I saw a room of women who saw themselves as followers, simply waiting to be given instructions. After being given their own little niche to take charge of and the instruction to "go a bit wild with it, deviate from the norm" they ended up as confidant leaders. Which is why I believe very much in the importance of the message of this pewter paperweight and have since given it as a present for college graduations, "divorce gifts", weddings, teens starting out the school year.... just about anything. And I always, always keep mine on my desk where I can see it.
Everyone needs an occasional kick in the ass. This pewter paperweight does this by posing the question "what would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" It's great for beating off a base of the Mondays.