My dad would say this to me when I was younger. I used to love saying it with him as well like it was our own little secret or chant, but I didn’t really understand or appreciate what I was saying.
It’s very easy to just see the first part and assume that it is saying that if it is to be, it will happen but that would totally be leaving us out of the equation. That is why this saying is so important, because it’s not just up to chance. It’s also up to me. Of course, there are some things that are out of our control, but if I don’t do anything, nothing will happen. Therefore it is important to realize that just by doing something, we have a chance to affect change in our life. It is a very subtle and important message that was instilled in me at a young age and is why I will always try, because if it is to be, it’s up to me!!!
P.S. Do you have a favorite saying?