“The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will.” Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities. – David Copperfield (magician)
I find this to be a very interesting quote coming from an individual who is paid substantial money from people to believe in the impossible. Is it really the most important thing in life to stop saying “I wish” instead of “I will”? If the human race was without fault and we all led lives in the highest regard I might be able to agree with that statement. The reality is that we are all tainted…Romans 3:23 says it like this…”for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
I’m not trying to be pessimistic, I’m simply being a realist. Is it so bad to say “I wish” and try your hardest in life? Chances are their will be victories and there will be defeats…but when you state “I will” are you not setting yourself up to fail?
Take for example David’s friend Cris Angel…another gifted illusionist…he has gone through the majority of his life saying “I will” and he has made a living doing the impossible (or at least what appears impossible) Two nights ago he cheated death because he said “I will” escape death by attaching myself to a balcony of . a hotel that is about to implode. Fortunately he walked away and he has stated that he is finished with the death defying acts. Maybe “I wish” and “I will” are more of a state of mind response to living. I guess my issue is that I see on a daily basis what “I will” thinking leaves in it’s wake. Often it leads to pain, frustration, confusion and heartache…why? Because often when a human states “I will” …the only thing they think about is themselves which leads to nothing but a dead end and ultimately a very lonely place.