Destiny… a Matter of Choice

From the movie, Hellboy, comes the quote: “What makes a man a man, a friend once wondered. Is it his origins, the way he comes to life? I don’t think so. It’s the choices he makes; not how he starts things but how he decides to end things.” The great leaders’ life’s journey is a beautiful mosaic of choices made and actions taken in pursuit of achieving their magnificent life’s purpose and dreams. They know that everything is a choice, even happiness. Stephen Covey writes: “Happiness, like unhappiness, is a proactive choice.” All the joys and beauty of life rest in our hands. Our choices will tell the world who we are, what we will do, how we will achieve something and when it will be achieved.

Let the awareness of this power fill our mind and spirit with an understanding that everything in our life and legacy is a reflection of choices we have made. May these choices be radiant, filled with fire and inspirations to those whom we touch and serve.  Each morning as we awake, may we always remember the words of an unknown author who wrote: “You have 3 choices: Give up. Give in. Give it all you’ve got.” Let’s always give it all we’ve got. As William Jennings Bryan wrote: “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.”

Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!

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1 Response to Destiny… a Matter of Choice

  1. Jack Beach says:

    “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.” What a powerful and crucial message. In a time when too many lament,and in fact take refuge in the belief that they are victims of forces beyond their control; it is imperative to understand that although the obstacle we encounter are not equal, and life at times seems unfair, we have some responsibility for what happens to us and for who we become as individuals–and that we can change against our past and achieve our aspirations–not merely unfold our histories.

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