Guest Article by Rahul Mookerjee
We hear the “If it’s meant to happen – it will” saying a lot of times, don’t we – both in terms of life – and goals – and otherwise? And chances are you’ve heard it and believe in it as well. Well, in my typical brutally frank style, I’m here to tell you – NO – it’s NOT true!
What a lot of followers of the esoteric and life in general miss is that it’s never “if it’s meant to happen.” Sure, that might hold true in the grand scheme of things, but only after you set those things in motion. A much better way of putting it is, “If you truly believe deep down inside that it is meant to happen – then you make it happen – and happen it shall!” And if you do all the right things, there are simply no two ways around this, regardless of how it might be spun by some.
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.
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.
Henry Ford, one of the foremost achievers of this century and perhaps the last too, a man who changed the way the globe travels 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, 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 your life is headed, 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 the next time someone tells you “it’ll happen if it’s meant to” – look ‘em straight in the eye and thank them for telling you that. Go to work with renewed vim, vigor and gumption, and get back to them once the thing actually happens, and then ask them their opinion on it! I bet you my bottom dollar they’ll be a singing a different tune altogether.
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