"Anything can happen if you let it!" MP
"Anything can happen, if you let it"
Words I heard yesterday in my step daughters' school adaptation of Mary Poppins.
And it got me thinking.
It's so true, isn't it?
How often have you looked back on life and noticed where an opportunity had laid itself before you, and yet you perhaps got in your own way, allowed fear to control the decision process, or maybe even someone else's fear, or thoughts of what might be best for you?
I recall listening to Richard Branson on stage a few years ago... the first thing that struck me, was that he's a normal human being, just like you and I.
The second thing, and the most important thing, I think he said, in the 3 minutes or so of the interview.... The foundations of my success don't come form my intelligence, good looks, or humour. The level of my success is in direct correlation to the number of times I said YES.
(Now the interview was a number of years ago - and these are not Branson's actual words - but the basis of what I understood from what he was saying)
There is also the quote, attributed to Branson, which is prolific on social media “If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!
Isn't that just fabulous?
If I have learned something over the last year of exponential growth in my own personal development it is this;
We do not know what we are capable of.
We can't know - because we haven't done it yet.
Our ability to dream, is based on our reality today and our perspective of our past - Which in itself is a made up version of the truth - but that's a whole other post.
Does it take being brave, focussing past the "what If's" and jumping head long off of a cliff? Sometimes. Yes. But not always.
Sometimes, all it takes is being brave enough to trust your first instinct.
Listen to the adventurous child inside who wants to give it a go.
That and a HUGE dose of - NOTHING is permanent.
(A life changing lesson my friend, and horse trimmer Kate gave to me one day when I was panicking over something to do with my horses feet!)
So I want to adjust the little quote from Mary Poppins, give it a boot load full of gravitas by exclaiming that...
EVERYTHING CAN HAPPEN, IF YOU LET IT
I'll take a hand shake from a Chimney Sweep for good luck anytime though too ;)