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You Control Your Destiny
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You Control Your Destiny

This article is a sequel to my previous article on Positive Attitude. Like the masses of people I too was entrapped in believing that your path was carved for you and that you had to be happy because you were better than half of the population.

Being a student of psychology and learning about mind over matter, I decided I needed to break free of the shackles that bound me mentally. If I stayed put, it would be because, I choose not to change my environment and blame everyone for my state in life.

I have seen so many people on either side of the fence. Some believe the fence is so high that it is insurmountable, while others had the will, determination, drive or maybe just curiosity to jump the fence and land on both feet in a totally new environment.

So why do we have people in similar economic, political and social environment on either side. Plain and simple. Some refused to take things lying down other felt that it was too much work and do not want to fight to get or reach the other side.

I believe we have a choice and daily we make choices. Each choice impacts and effects us positively or negatively. The first step is to make a decision whether it turns out to be a good or bad one time will tell. Once the decision is made we should have the spunk to stand by it and acknowledge our mistakes or our successes.

We should have a vision and that is where the positive thinking comes into play. We should be able to envision ourselves reaching our zenith. Each one has different goals so we may take different routes to reach the mountain top but each step takes us closer and we get satisfaction in know we are nearly there.We may have a couple of slips and falls along the way but with a razor sharp vision we will reach out destination.

Have a written plan for our plan of action and follow the plan. If you find obstacles learn to tweak the plan, always focused on the end result. I read somewhere about Jim Carey who carried a check in his pocket, payable to himself of the amount he wanted to make. He did not know what lay ahead, but was focused on getting there and he did achieve it as he visualized this in his mind and heart.

Do not wait for all the stars to align for it will never happen. Today is your day to make a change. Opportunities will pass you by, as you keep gazing at the stars. Things will never be perfect, so take the plunge, it is never too late. It is too late when you are seven feet under or on your death bed pondering over what you should and could have done differently.

Have a purpose in life. Take it upon yourself to make positive changes in your life and the lives of people around you and those whose lives you touch. Remember you pass through this life once, if you believe in reincarnation then you can return to tell your story, As far as I am concerned I try to live each day to the best of my ability.

The greatest impact that one man had that changed the course of history was Mahatma Gandhi. If he did not rebel and want to change, he would be just a person who lived and passed on. He was doing well in his niche, but this man has a vision for India, the country oh his birth. By dint of hard work and determination, he made things possible. He left his mark in history through his non-violent revolution. This movement has impacted the lives of many great leader who followed.

Have a sense of direction and commitment toward that direction. Do not wander aimlessly, find your path and remember that when one door slams shut another golden gate opens.

If you feel that you need help ask guidance from a mentor. Remember they are there to guide you, not give you the road map. You are there to learn from them. Do not be a closed book, listen and learn, you control your destiny. Would you not like to say I did it and be proud your achievements? I sure you would.

I truly believe that you should have faith. Faith not only in yourself but in the Almighty, who makes all things possible if we trust in Him.


Street Talk

  

Thank you Theo and God Bless you!

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  about 6 years ago

I must echo what Teresa M has said. Thank you for sharing.

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  about 6 years ago
Joan S  

Good, inspiration advice. Thank you Chris.

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thanks Joan, I truly believe every word I wrote.

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  about 6 years ago
Teresa M  

Another well written and insightful article Chris....I agree, having faith and a belief in our Creator gives life meaning and purpose. Thanks for sharing.

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  about 6 years ago
  

Thank you Teresa. I have been touched by His hand and have felt His love. Blessings!.

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  about 6 years ago
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