Last week I wrote a post on identity and having an understanding of who you are. Having that understanding is crucial in life, but it is also helpful to understand your destiny. We are in a unique position as humans in that we the ability to discover our destiny. Question: if each person has a destiny, do you think destiny is defined by us or is it discovered? [click to tweet]
Before the days of Google Maps and GPS I stayed lost, even in my hometown. I am very directionally challenged, and I refused to ask for directions. I guess I thought if I spent enough time driving around then magically the right road would appear out of nowhere (such a male trait). What I found out was being lost is a big waste of time. How much time did I spend driving around not knowing where I was going when I could have already been where I needed to be. How much time have I spent lost in life because I did not understand my destiny? You can take control of your days by understanding your destiny. Destiny gives you clarity for direction. Without destiny you may end up in the wrong town, doing the wrong thing, and having an unfulfilled in life.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said “the great thing in this world is not so much where we are but in what direction we are moving.” Do you know what direction you are going? Is it in line with your destiny, if not maybe you need to make a calculated exit and reroute.
So, is destiny defined by you or something you discover?