We hear it all the time, don’t we – especially when it comes to the topic of GOALS – and achievement?
There are tons of self help and motivational sites out there. Some are good, some are so – so – and some are downright WRONG in what they teach, but the common thread I’ve found running through most of these sites is NOT one you’ll hear the super achievers in life mention too often, if at all.
I’ve read all of Napoleon Hill’s books (well, the important ones!) probably multiple times over and over again – – but I haven’t seen this saying mentioned even once.
Ditto for the numerous and much publicized sayings of Ford – Edison – and any of the other major achievers in LIFE.
You know what I’m referring to, don’t you?
“If it’s meant to happen, it will“.
THAT is where I diverge from most of the mainstream “gurus” out there, and with damned good reason.
I don’t believe in IF it’s meant to happen it will – I believe in MAKING it happen if you truly, deep down inside believe it’s meant to happen!
And I don’t just mean surface belief here. I mean a deep seated belief in your subconscious as well as your conscious – because it’s a well known fact that your subconscious as opposed to “if it’s meant to happen” sayings that really determine your current and future “stations in life” as it were!
As Claude M. Bristol (The Magic of Believing) rightly said, and as I never tire of repeating –
Repetition of the same chant, the same incantations, the same affirmations lead to BELIEF, and once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to HAPPEN.
And it’s very true, my friend- it’s very true!
If Helen Keller, for one, had resigned herself to being born blind and deaf and gone with the “if it’s meant to happen, it will” she would likely have floated along the seas of life as a nobody – – as opposed to someone that’s achieved STUPENDOUS things given all the drawbacks, both physical and otherwise that she had!
Henry Ford, one of the foremost achievers of this century and perhaps the last too — a man who changed the way the globe travels – forever – and a man who piled up such a vast fortune that generations forthcoming would be and were hard pressed to squander it was born into ignorance, poverty and didn’t even complete high school.
If he had gone with the “If it’s meant to happen, it will” mentality – do you think he’d have made the numerous and most stupendous achievements that he DID?
If yours truly had simply sat back and blamed his genetics and said “if 100 pull-ups are meant to happen in one workout, they will” and gone about my own merry way – I’ll tell you this – it would never have happened – and neither would have any of the other successes in my life.
I didn’t just want it – I willed it – I DESIRED it deeply – I literally ate, slept and drank my goal – and breathed into it – until it became a REALITY!
As the cantankerous ole Mickey in Rocky II yelled at a “demotivated and down” Rocky, “There is no can’t! There IS NO can’t!”
Thoughts truly are things, as Napoleon Hill has said many a times in his writings.
If you’re not happy with the way you’re life is headed – well – realize this right now – YOU too, have the power – in your own mind to change your destiny or chart your own course in life!
The key part is getting the BELIEF down – and once that’s done – like Bristol so correctly said, things begin to happen, often without much conscious effort at all – rather, inspired action.
So if you’re currently unfit, and wondering “if your fitness levels are ever meant to get to “super fit” status”, PERISH the line of thought immediately.
It’s not if it’s meant to be.
It’s IT IS MEANT TO BE – and WILL HAPPEN – IF YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN!
That above part is so important we should BRAND it on all the computer screens around the world – – not to mention the screens of our subconscious computers as well!
So make a decision right now, my friend. Make a decision to get super fit – and STAY at that level – and once you make that decision and believe in it – literally nothing on this planet or any other can stop you from achieving your goal!
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