While many people believe that our lives are already “mapped out,” and what happens is supposed to happen, I will have to dissent.
Personally, I believe we have much more control dependent on the decisions we make and the actions we take.
The way I see it, we can live our lives in one of two ways – Reactive or Proactive.
We can choose to always be at the mercy of situations or people and react accordingly. Or we can be the ones who stand tall and actively create the life and destiny we desire.
If you like living a reactive lifestyle, this blog post may not be for you. But in all honesty, there is a good reason you are even at this website and I do believe you sincerely want to take control of your destiny.
Here are 4 tips and some great quotes to help inspire you.
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare
Taking Control Of Your Destiny Tip #1: Go Get That Worm
There is an old proverbial saying that states, the early bird gets the worm.
While other people are sleeping in, you can get the day started right every day by getting up early, exercising, eating a healthy breakfast and starting your tasks while others are hitting the snooze button on their alarm clocks.
You will be quite surprised what more you can achieve just by adding 1 hour in the morning.
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan
Taking Control Of Your Destiny Tip #2: Be Realistic
When making plans for your destiny, you must be pragmatic. While I could dream of being a champion snowboarder in the next Winter Olympics, does that even sound realistic at my age?
Dreams are great, and I believe in dreaming big, but also use some realism in your planning. How about sponsoring a champion snowboarder? That just makes more sense.
“More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.” Anthony Robbins
Taking Control Of Your Destiny Tip #3: Always Look At All Your Options
Sometimes, we as humans are too quick to make a decision without considering all our options. This goes for both positive and negative situations.
If you consider all options and think about what results could be from those options, you will find yourself making better decisions and having better control of the outcome.
“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan
Taking Control Of Your Destiny Tip #4: Don’t Let Anyone Steal Your Dream
Dexter Yager said it and wrote a book about it, and I must reiterate it. There are plenty of people who will try to knock that dream out of your head.
Don’t allow them the power to do it.
It is your dream and your destiny. You have the power and you have the dream… LIVE IT!
“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” Albert Ellis
I hope this gives you the inspiration you need to drive toward your dreams.
And, I know that I have learned to control my destiny and you can too.
I believe my book, To The Top can help. Order your copy here.
After all, I am sure you have a destiny that takes you…