God, I’m so tired of being told this
Of course, i know, we’re all haunted since childhood by this puny little saying which became a proverb, then an axiom of personal development and today a shiny little glimmer of common folk’s simple wisdom – and its annoying.
So, can we revisit in a couple of paragraphs this linguistic obsession of low quality personal development? Yes we can! As Morgan Freeman put it “that’s the miracle of it!” ☺
If there’s a will, there’s a way, but, will you?
Dear wise human, do not start with the will because you’ll put the cart before the horse. First, breathe deep, take a look around and try to see clearly if you really want what you will. That is tricky, indeed, because sometimes will takes the form of empty lust, or other times thy will is, in fact, some life blocking principle that you’re so stuck on. Paying attention to such differences does indeed require some training and truly there may be times when there’s a way, but you really don’t want what you will.
If there’s a will, there’s a way, especially if you will your way.
This is a good idea to filter advice trough. Advice is a form of nostalgia ☺ and so be careful wether you identify with whomever gave you the advice, otherwise the experience of applying the advice will be in you way, rather than helping along the way. Nevertheless, even more importantly, do you know your way? Have you been self focused enough to be able to define it: your way? Because knowing your way is surely a key that fits in the lock of some door that opens to success. All great people, like those who “make it”, you know quality folk, dependable persons, the achievers, the punctual and the fair, all these fabulous ones, differentiate from the rest trough the simple fact of knowing their way and setting their will accordingly: they know what to work on, they know how long they’ll take, the know what are able to offer and only promise that, metaphorically they know how they want to travel too, not only the destination.
Finally, it is true! Sometimes, if there’s a will, there’s a way! So, yeah, if you have the will and the way too, well, than: just get on with it already! — and stop wasting time reading inspirational stuff on the internets.