Sometimes ago I was sitting on the couch watching the TV and it was this same Doris Day’s song!– Ezoic – under_first_paragraph – under_first_paragraph –>
I had always loved as a kid, but I had some time to reflect more on that song this time.
The story behind the song is about a young girl who is curious about her future:
- Will I be rich?
- Will I be beautiful, become a doctor or a teacher etc?
So she decides to ask her mother…
You can read the lyrics here…
“When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother, what will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here’s what she said to me
It doesn’t surprise me to see that the Mothers’ response become one of the most common sayings in the world today: “Que Sera Sera! Hey, don’t worry Kid! What will be will be!”
Que será, será
Whatever will be, will be
The future’s not ours to see
Que será, será
What will be, will be…”
I loved the message, but I had to ask myself some questions: Is Que Sera Sera really true and can I teach my future kids the message of this song when it comes to money?
Can I still build a six figure business dozing off on my couch – or pay off a $10,000 debt even if I keep on chomping groceries on credit and doling out my bucks in a bar?
Unfortunately, that’s not how life works…
To succeed in life, you need to actively take charge of your goals and make it work.
I love this quote from Benjaming Franklin: “Failure to prepare is preparing to fail“
What does that mean? To pass my exams, I have to read hard and prepare well. To make more savings or pay off my debt, I need to spend my money right.
5 Strong Life Lessons I Won’t Forget to Teach My Future Kids About Que Sera Sera
1. The Little You Have Can Open Doors for You. So, Appreciate What You Have at hand
Well, I think this is the major lesson the song seeks to pass across.
To succeed in your life goals, be in control of your finances or on your business, you must be happy with your life, and full of hope.
You can’t do that if you spend all the thinking about what you’ve lost, what you don’t have, or how life has been unfair.
You’re have been born poor, didn’t finish college, don’t have money, got dipped in a debt, but, there will always be one skill, you have:
- Dancing skills
- Drawing skills
- And most importantly: A life and a Hope
You won’t make it work if you sulk on what you don’t have and sing the song “What will be will be”. But you can get up, start with what you already have.
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Don’t sulk about the millions of birds flying the sky, start nurturing the one bird you already have and nurture it to grow.”
2. Your Current State is Not Your “Fate”
Life itself is always on the move. Time always ticks away.I mean there’s always a room to be better. So, don’t ever stop trying to reach higher.
Do you have some skills already, a great business concept in your head, but you no money to bring it on? Then, there’s something more you should do to grow rich and make money with it.
Meet up with people, share your concepts and bring your dream to a reality.
I remember telling myself sometimes ago: “What would have happened to facebook, If Zuckerberg never got on his feet and shared the concept with Saverin or Thiel?”
Well, perhaps Facebook would never have been!
“You may not always have what it takes, you may always get what it takes if you try”
3. Most times, things won’t be, unless we work it to be…
I learned from a very young age how easy it is to dream. It’s easy to lay on my bed on the very morning and set yourself on… in the…
But how many people meet up with the goals?
Yes, just 8 percent! That’s because it takes just a wish to dream, but you need much more to meet up with a goal and fulfill your dream.
“Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation”
You want to be featured in Forbes 30 under 30 list of entrepreneurs. You won’t do it just sitting on your couch, chomping doritos and singing “What will be will be”.
Ifyou want to save a $50,000 by the summer, to make it work you may have to get yourself a side hustle, less of “Z’s”, cut the cost of cookies and sometimes shut the door on the Cinemas a couple.
“Life is not meant to happen to us. It’s our choice to work it and make it happen for us.”
4. Blame No One. Try one more time, but Never Stop Trying…
It’s easy to blame it on luck when some things happen to us: “It was probably ‘not meant to be after all’.” But what if it was because of what we did or failed to do.
Are you in a serious financial debt? Perhaps you can make it work if you come up with a simple budget plan, stop spending on impulse or simply cut the bills on groceries.
Did you just lose a business proposal? Maybe you can work it out next time if only you could send it more early.
5. When the Going gets Tough, Keep Your Eyes on Your Goal
If there’s a word I will love to leave, here it is: On your business journey, tough challenges will come, but real entrepreneurs don’t give up on the goals.
So, keep your eyes on your goals, build up your business, make your dream come true and grow rich. Don’t ever give up in the face of challenges.