Forget Your Destiny Part 1

This is the second time I’ve written this blog as the first one got lost somewhere in the cyber-ether! I didn’t have a copy of the original so I’ve tried to re-write as much as I can from memory!

What does destiny mean to you? Are you destined for something? Who or what controls your destiny and where is your destiny set? Are you destined to be a lawyer, a doctor, a policeman, a writer, a singer, an actor etc? Can you change your destiny? Once it’s set can you do anything else?

The idea of destiny can be almost like a romantic fantasy, the idea that you might be destined for greatness or stardom. But herein lies the problem whereby the word destiny creates a sense of being owed by the universe and so the danger is that you think that this greatness will come to you without any effort on your part. You can sit around waiting for your destiny to come to you or you can go out and grab it!

“I am destined for greatness”

“I choose to do great things”

Which one sounds like a more powerful affirmative statement to you?

Say for example you’re an amazing singer. Just because you are, does that mean that you will automatically become a pop star? No! You have to be proactive, get yourself noticed by people and show them what you’ve got! You have to choose to get yourself out there in the open and believe in your own talents. Unless you consciously set yourself a direction you will not get anywhere, you’ll be stuck on your treadmill, running but not actually going anywhere!

I definitely won’t deny that there may be some great architecture or a cosmic plan by which we live but what I do know for certain is that thinking that everything is set will only lead to a mental laziness! “If everything is set for me then there is nothing I have to do, I don’t have to challenge myself, I don’t need to explore the beauty and diversity of the world as whatever is set for me cannot change”

I may have a destiny, sure, I’ll accept that, but I don’t know what that is, so maybe the grand plan is for me to create my destiny! I can accept fate or I can affect change in myself and those around me.

Whatever your belief system, question it! Does it serve you? Does it bring out the best of you? What can you be doing better?

Create you destiny, you have free will, you can choose to be sitting here or you can choose anything else you want to, the decision is yours.

5 Responses

  1. Amit says:

    Thank you Sadiq for the comments 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi sir! I really like your blogs and all of your perspective. What if someone will say “It is your destiny to make that choice.”? Can you also help me with my argumentative essay about “Destiny vs Choice”? 😀 thanks!

  1. October 22, 2009

    New blog post on Power of Choice: Forget Your Destiny http://tinyurl.com/yjzr7mq

  2. May 8, 2012

    #Archives: Forget Your Destiny Part 1 http://t.co/kCJGVfGg
    #empowering

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