I was chatting with this guy who is convinced that I should sign up for/at Success University.
First off the skeptic and brand conscious side of me cried out in disbelief. Success University. Really??? What do we get taught? To be successful?
I guess i should give the author/creator of this name some marks for taking a simplistic approach to it. But seriously, if all we are going to be taught is to be successful, how many levels/courses/programs would they have to qualify for the term “University”.
My second reaction was…. ha! Nga I haven’t ever heard of it! But then again, with the zillions of universities, colleges and educational institutions out there, its very possible that I would not have heard of it.
When guy made it clear it was an online university, it suddenly became clear. Crystal clear.
He asked if he could send me the info so I could learn more about the program and essentially decide if I wanted to sign out. Being the polite person I am, I was like “sure!” knowing full well that there was NO WAY I was going to sign up.
Yes, I am getting to how this relates to the title of this post. Thank you for staying with me.
So today, we are chatting about how my day is going.
Waiit, before I go there. I should point out that I am one of those people who will run from any sort of “self motivation” campaign mainly because I don’t like being forced to learn things. And the chances of you actually telling me something I haven’t heard a version of some place else are close to none. Plus, I think it is reasonable to assume that life works out differently for everyone. Just because you think strawberries are awesome and were key to your success, doesn’t mean that although I agree that strawberries are awesome, they will work for me in exactly the same fashion.
Back to conversation…. ahem!
So we start out with the usual… howz life… blah blah blah and I decide that i didn’t really want to have to sit through more sales pitches for Success University so I tells the guy it wasn’t my kind of thing. (The following conversation is paraphrased)
Ko him : what’s your kind of thing?
Me: Something that doesn’t force me to learn something.
H: LOL. Well u learn something from everything you do. U cant say u go around not learning
M: True but when I am being forced to is generally doesnt work.
H: Well its all about bettering your life and achieving goals and blah blah blah. Lets say for example that u could get paid for chatting on face book. are u saying u wld walk away from the opportunity to make free money? You are on facebook to learn something.
M: well no. I am actually on facebook coz i wanted to keep in touch with people I wldnt see for a long time. If it wasnt for that i wldnt be on facebook. I dont need facebook.
H: LOL but still. In your quest for bettering your life, you have to do something about it. Even though u might have gone to school coz ur parents expected it of you and found a job and watever, surely u must think there’s got to be more to life. more you should be striving to achieve.
M: actually no. See, thing is, life works out the way it does regardless of what you do or u dont.
H: hahahahhahaa.. you have to do something.
M: no, see God is in control. Nothing happens that He doesnt know about and He has prepared you to handle whatever right?
H: I think you are confusing fate with faith.
M: Are you implying that things happen and God is suprised?
H: No ……… but
H: You have to be in control of your life. You shdnt just let things happen. In order for you to be blessed and what not, you have to seek to do things and blah blah blah.
I had to run. But the conversation was one of those u keep (or at least I ) keep having with people. With varying degree’s of success.
I believe in fate (destiny karma whatever) and I have faith. According to me, when things happen, they were meant to happen. As my master and creator is at work in my life, i believe He lets things happen to me for various reasons.
Do I look at my life in total desolation as a result and walk around with a woebegone expression all day long? No I don’t. I have faith in the God who has seen me (and all of us) from the start of my days to where I am today.
What your views on the matter?