Sunday, October 12, 2014

If It's to Be...

So, how would YOU finish that sentence? What would YOU say determines what happens in your life?
Is it luck? Fate? Karma?
Some of you may have been tempted to complete this sentence with the often quoted phrase, "If it is to be, it is up to me." This quote has been attributed to a lot of different people but the most consistent "author" I found was someone by the name of William Johnson.
Some would disagree with that statement and others just aren't sure but, for me, I agree.
Yes, someone can get lucky and win the lottery, for example. However, even if that were to happen, it would still be up to that person as to how they would handle that immediate influx of money. We've seen the scenario repeated many times where someone wins the lottery and ends up in worse financial standing than where they were BEFORE winning the lottery.

So, up front, we're not talking about accidents or "freak" happenings (good or bad) that aren't part of "normal" activity of a person's life. I really don't want to have to keep repeating that "disclaimer" and I want to try to help you avoid the "excuse" by using such things. Fair enough?

After this initial "introductory" article on this topic, I'm going to target how this applies to relationships, jobs and finances.

So many times we want to "throw our hands up in the air" and say, "Poor me! Things are outta' control in my life!"

Your future is made up of what we do and how we do it TODAY.

So, applying the thought of this little series of articles, when we look at ANY area of our life and our FUTURE, "if it's to be, it's up to ME"!

This should not discourage you nor worry you. This should not cause any anxiety nor should it overwhelm you. THIS SHOULD EXCITE YOU because now you stop the wringing of your hands thinking that you have no control.


Get excited and brainstorm on what this means for you and your life! You DO have the ability to determine the direction of your future. Yes, YOU and YES, YOU DO!

Think about it and come back for the next segment on "RELATIONSHIPS: It's Up To Me".

Until then, whatever you do, be sure to...

"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"



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