37: The Truth Behind “It Was Meant To Be”
Monday May 11, 2015

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~The Simple Sophisticate, episode #37

When it comes to turning dreams into reality, versus sitting back and letting fate take the wheel, the truth behind the saying, “It was meant to be” is missing a whole lot of context. First of all, never give the wheel to an unknown driver, and second of all, be willing to master what is in your control and let go of what you cannot.

If we are ever to have any say in our lives and the path they venture along, we must become aware of the power we possess and harness it. To let life simply occur around us is to waste our precious gifts and talents. While we may not know when or how certain success or life events will happen, rest assured, if you incorporate the seven truths I am going to share with you today into your life, you will find great success and happiness.

~A detailed discussion of each point listed below is discussed on the podcast.

1. Put Yourself in the Arena

teddyroosevelt ~Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead by Brene Brown

2. Come Prepared
3. Accept the Unknown
4. See Past Self-Imposed or Society-Imposed Limitations
5. Refuse to be Discouraged When Initial Attempts Fail
6. Take the Time to Reflect and Connect the Dots After Success has Occurred
7. Get Ready to Say Yes

~Petit Plaisir

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success by Amy Morin


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3 thoughts on “37: The Truth Behind “It Was Meant To Be”

  1. Isn’t this the truth!! I’m in the middle of reading “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, (did you recommend this book on an earlier post?) and realized how much I need to step up to the plate to create the life I want. I have a very good life, but I desire changes, and I feel good about the work I need to do. Your fourth point is the one I’ll be working on the most. 🙂 Keep up the inspiring posts on TSLL – I look forward to getting them every week.

  2. So true! I am a firm believer that we can design a life we love, by the decisions we make. Life is not dictated by our circumstances – we have the power to change it. I love how inspiring your posts are. I share similar beliefs and really wish that more and more people reach for the life and dream they’ve always wanted.

  3. I loved this podcast, Shannon! I especially connected #4 and #5. I know that when I was leaving my corporate job to blog full time – it was a big decision and big leap. It was also a decision that a lot of people looked at me doing with surprise and judgement. People thought I was crazy and didn’t understand where I was coming from. But I know that if you put your passion into something and harness the power of intention, you will be prepared for the day opportunity comes knocking at your door! Lovely discussion, and I will definitely check out that book. Thank you! XO

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