Monday, September 13, 2010

pushing destiny

People spend a lot of their lives banking on the adage, "If it's meant to be, it will be."

I'd love to agree with that.

For the most part I do, but what I don't agree with is how people choose to handle this statement.

Many people take this statement and hold onto it for all it's worth. They figure that what's supposed to happen will happen, and they get lazy. The next thing we know, everyone's resting on their laurels waiting for things to happen, rather than making things happen.

This expression causes people to take things for granted and to sit around in anticipation of something happening, but that's not how life works.

This isn't to say that I know how life works. But I know that if you want to see results, you have to put in some sort of effort. I know that if you want to get somewhere, you have to move. I know that wanting something to happen and making something happen are two completely different things.

I know that wishing and hoping are all well and good, but can't get you very far. I know that as much as we'd like to, we can't rely on other people to do everything for us. I know that getting things done requires work.

Yes, people believe in God, in fate, in destiny, in karma...but none of those things will help us out if we're just sitting around and waiting for them to take the initiative for us.

Sometimes destiny needs a push in the right direction. Sometimes we need to get up, roll up our sleeves, and find ourselves up to our ears in a mess that is life.

But that's the point - life is for living. It's not going to wait for us to figure that out, either.

It's up to us to create our own destiny. We need to be self-reliant. We need to take a deep breath, and we need to dive in. We need to shake things up. We need to give life the opportunity to give back to us.

By making things happen for ourselves, we're allowing something greater than us to help guide things into place.

So yes, if it's meant to be, it will be - but only if you decide to do something about it.

What are you waiting for?

♥ abigail

1 comment:

  1. This goes right along with one of my favorite statements, "luck is when opportunity meets preparedness." If you sit around at home opportunities will just pass you by.