Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
William Jennings Bryan
Life in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world comes at you each day chaotically and at the speed of light. If you are like numerous people living life amid the frenzy, you are juggling a set of life situations and racing to the next step of your life journey without much thought about your overall destiny. It is important to frequently reflect and review all your major choices, chances, and changes in your life each day, month, and year. In order to realize your destiny, you need to step back and assess where you are investing most of your time and energy. Each day you have the opportunity to take serious action toward creating the life and destiny you want. Each day you are empowered to make a choice and take a chance to create your destiny
You choose your destiny through your deliberate choices and actions. Your destiny is the sum total of all your life choices and actions towards achieving your lifelong dreams and goals. Your life is a series of daily choices and actions. From the moment your wake up, until the moment you fall asleep at night, you are making choices… Some of your daily choices may influence your life greatly but all your choices have an impact on your life. Understanding how you make choices is important because your choices are a reflection of your values, beliefs, and worldview. Each choice moves you further down your journey in life. Your choices and actions determine your destiny. Your destiny is your untapped potential waiting to be unleashed. It is your choice to make your destiny successful.
You true success in life is determined by the disciplined, purposeful, and measured choices you make each day to achieve your goals and reach your objectives. The more your goals represent your values, beliefs, and worldview, the more likely you are to achieve them. Through your vision and foresight, you know what you destiny should be and how you plan to achieve it. Without knowing where you want to go and then making the right choices, you will live your life by chance. However, achieving your life’s goals is best not left up to chance but a well thought out choice. A disciplined approach to making life choices does not mean you stop taking risks or chances in life. It just means you understand the consequences of the decision before you make it.
Ben Franklin’s quote about chess is a good example of a disciplined approach decision-making.
Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life – that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems.
Taking a chance in life may offer you an opportunity to grow exponentially, open a door that was first unseen, or see the new stepping-stones paving the path to your goals. Taking a chance is being willing to step outside your comfort zone to pursue your passion and purpose. Taking a chance can mean the difference between a mediocre or a marvelous life. Your choices can create chances or opportunities for you to make an impact in your life, your family, your community, or your organization. By taking the risk or a calculated chance, you can change your life.
One thing for sure in life is change. Change can be good or it can be bad but change is inevitable in life. As you make choices and take chances you change. You grow, you develop, and you reinvent yourself as you journey in life. In addition, as you change over the years you are not the same person you were as you began your journey. Nor should your be the same. Life would be stagnant and unproductive if you did not grow and change. You are the only one that can make the choice and take the chance to develop yourself and make your lifelong dreams became a reality.
Ultimately, you reap what you sow and your destiny is a direct reflection on the choices that you made toward achieving the goals that you set for your success. So, slow down once and awhile and strive for more choices that are purposeful and take the necessary actions to reach your full potential. Be resolute about your destiny and take action to change your life and unleash your Unstoppable Future!
You must make a choice, to take a chance or your life will never change ~ Unknown