I grew up hearing my Mom often saying, “Where there’s a Will, there’s a way”. I’ve passed that expression onto my own kids, and I’m pretty sure they’ll pass it down to their kids when they have them. I was saying those words before I even really thought about them or knew what they meant. We hear about will often, but we don’t think too much about what that is; it’s the power of control the mind has over its actions. The irony about those words, “Where there’s a Will, there’s a way”, is after I got to be old enough to understand them, I realized that as empowering as they were then…as they are now, and as they can be to whomever I say them to, is what ultimately you choose to do with those words.


As frequent as my Mom expressed what seemed like that childhood mantra to me, it didn’t seem to fuel her the way it has fueled me. It is in the end, like everything else in life-what we do with what we been given. Regardless of the fact that my Mom continually repeated those amazing words, she may not have embraced them in the same way. She did me the tremendous favor however of sharing those words.


Having the concept of “Where there’s a Will, there’s a way” in my mind has gotten me through some very trying times. Your thoughts determine your actions, which determines your outcomes. This is why it’s so important for us to think positive thoughts about ourselves. If you notice yourself thinking negative thoughts, it’s essential that you let go of those thoughts and replace them with empowering positive thoughts. You need to think of yourself as a winner, your doing this has a snowball effect. Once you tell yourself the possibility of life and the pursuit of happiness, you will attract other positive people with positive thoughts and the percentage of positive things is more likely to occur.


We have choices in life. Yes, things do happen, but there are ways to look at things. Why not choose to think that things will turn out to the better side because you possess the ability to make it happen?


“Those who say things can’t be done should get out of the way of those who are doing it”


Here’s a kick-starter to begin getting your Will going:

  • I can do it
  • I know there is a solution
  • I am smart enough and strong enough to figure this out
  • I know what I’m talking about
  • It doesn’t matter if I fail – what matters is that I TRY
  • I am loveable and capable
  • I create anything I want
  • I am able to solve any problem that comes my way
  • I can handle anything that life hands me
  • I have all the energy I need to do everything I want to do
  • I am attracting all the right people into my life
  • I see all the possibilities in my life
  • I release myself from anger
  • I choose to see each obstacle as an opportunity to grow
  • I make a difference in the world


What is it that you would like to be doing? Are you doing it? Where there’s a Will, there’s a way. There are things that happen in our life that we may feel hold us back, get in the way, or people who tell us we shouldn’t try. If you want it, do it! There have been many things that if I didn’t have the Will, I wouldn’t not have seen the brightside. Email me and let me know what you think @ heidi@lifecoachingmatters.com.