Fate is the philosophy that a person’s future is pre-recorded and cannot be altered, hence the saying, “whatever will be will be.” Fate is also the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as predetermined by a supernatural power.
Ever heard of the popular saying by John Lennon “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end”. While this saying may give us a sense of reassurance in life, this is not often the case – especially when you’re not willing to pay the price!
Things don’t just magically “fall into place”. The outcome of a situation – good or bad – is determined by how you treat the situation. Nothing happens by chance. It’s always a result of an action consciously or unconsciously.
“Success is a strategy. Success is planned and also implemented, it’s never by accident, it’s certainly not by chance either (so keep working it!)” — Sereda Aleta Dailey
Here Are Three Things You Need To Do To Ensure You Get Things Done:
1. Have a Big Picture
Many people go about their daily activities with only a vague sense of what they want to achieve in life. They probably work hard, but they don’t seem to get anywhere or achieve something worthwhile. In order to ensure that the outcomes of your life are worthwhile, questions like; where do you want to be in life? What do you want to achieve? What is that big goal? are pertinent and you must be clear about them.
“Big-picture thinkers realize there is a world out there, besides their own, and they make conscious effort to get outside of themselves and see other people’s worlds through their eyes. It’s hard to see the picture while inside the frame.” ~ John Maxwell
2. Create a Roadmap
Having the big picture in mind is fantastic, but that’s not enough – what’s the road map? How do you want to get there? What are the sacrifices you need to make to get to that desired destination? Developing a roadmap puts your plans into perspective and gives it a head start in terms of strategy. It helps you decide the priority of your next action or step.
3. Consistent Evaluation
Continuously evaluate how far and how well you are doing. You must commit to periodically reviewing your goals and plans – short, medium and long term; modifying them to reflect your changing priorities and experiences. Constantly measure your progress also.
Heads up! In executing your plans, experiencing setbacks are almost inevitable and that’s a fact about life. Nonetheless, you have the knowledge and capability to adjust or re-work the timelines and continue on your path. Also, there’s no harm in changing the plans, but there is harm in quitting.
“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind on what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard towards that goal, we never lose – somehow we always win out.” – Ronald Reagan
Remember life is full of surprises and challenges, but you can overcome them, if you stay focused on handling it conscientiously.
If You Want; What Is Going To Be To Be, Pay The Price!
Remember, You Have Only One Life to Live, MAKE IT COUNT!