It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

What do you think?

page: 1
1

log in

join
share:

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 05:55 PM
link   
What do you make of the phrase:

"If you can then you will. If you will then you can." ...??

Happy to hear any thoughts!




posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:03 PM
link   
reply to post by donatellanator
 


To be more succinct,

"Maybe, Absolutely"



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:07 PM
link   
It is motivational circular reasoning and invalid from the git go.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:08 PM
link   

Originally posted by happykat39
It is motivational circular reasoning and invalid from the git go.


Yes, it definitely has some practical applications for motivation, but definitely shouldn't be a life motto. I can do a lot of things, but that doesn't mean I will do them. It also doesn't mean I SHOULD do them. Example, I can commit numerous illegal acts today, but I will not.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:09 PM
link   
reply to post by happykat39
 



It is not invalid to believe that you yourself, have the power to do whatever you set your mind to do.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:10 PM
link   


It means this!



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:11 PM
link   

Originally posted by donatellanator
What do you make of the phrase:

"If you can then you will. If you will then you can." ...??

Happy to hear any thoughts!


There is much I would like but cannot achieve. There is much I can achieve but do not want.

The statement is obviously and logically false.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:13 PM
link   
reply to post by donatellanator
 


Mark 10:27- "Nothing is impossible for the Lord."
Luke 1:37- "Nothing is impossible with God."
Matthew 17:20- "... you will say to this mountain 'Move from here to there' and it will move and nothing will be impossible for you."

In the Lord, anything is possible.

Seraph



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:20 PM
link   
The phrase in the OP essentially means.

"Where there is a will, there is a way."



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 06:29 PM
link   
reply to post by donatellanator
 


Sounds a little thelemic to me, but that first part makes it a bit nonsensical.

Yeah, I've got nothing useful for a second line. Move along, nothing to see here.



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:33 PM
link   
It's not a motivational phrase. Just wanted to hear interpretations.
Thanks! Very interesting



posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 07:35 PM
link   
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Not my sig or anything



new topics

top topics



 
1

log in

join