“Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourselves. Therefore, make your own future.”
Most of us believe in karma . We believe that we are fated by our karma to be like the way we are, isn’t we? Moreover, it is believed that no one can change the fate.
But for the people who believe in themselves it is just deceptive. Such a persons will never let the destiny overshadow their ability.
I could say that it is more probable that you are not living the life you want and that, in actual fact, you have only a vague idea what kind of life you really want.
Do we control our Destiny?
The questions seems very simple, But difficult to answer. Majority of people act as if their destiny is pre-created. There are very few who believe in their capabilities to change. They make plan, execute them they want to and dream of a better future.
It is no wonder so many are brilliant at their careers and yet miserable failures when it comes to their personal lives. We do not apply our knowledge and expertise to our own lives.
Pay attention to your life
You must plan your life with much more care and attention than you would plan your business and your work. Stop living by waiting on chance and luck to make you happy, rich or healthy. If most of us put just half the effort we put into our jobs into planning our lives we would be amazed at the difference that would make. You can take that first step of creating the life you want right now:
Thoughts are things
How? You must create it in your mind. Mohandas K. Ghandi said very truthfully that “a man is but a product of his thoughts; what he thinks, that he becomes.”
Imagine for a moment that you have lost your memory. You have forgotten who you are and everything you have or don’t have. You know nothing about yourself. You now have a great opportunity to recreate yourself!
Money is no object. You have all the resources you need at your disposal. There are no restrictions. You can make your new life whatever you want it to be.
Who are you? What do you do? Where do you live? What car do you drive? What clothes do you wear? Who are your friends? How do you spend your time? What is your purpose in life? In whose life are you making a difference?
Create a detailed picture in your mind of what you want to be. Let your imagination go wild. Don’t hold back anything. Don’t regard anything as impossible. Just fill your mind with all the possibilities. Don’t be vague about it, be specific.
If you did this simple exercise you should be feeling very excited right now. As lunatic as it may sound, the truth is you are free to create the life you want at any time you choose to. The power to create has been yours all along. Here is one little secret though: write it down.
Today is all you have
One thing is for sure. The past is dead and gone. We can’t go back there. The future is the only thing we have control over. Right here and right now is the only time we have that control.
Don’t put it off till tomorrow, start right now to create the life you want in your mind and don’t forget to write it down. Think about it every day and every waking hour until it becomes a part of you.
Why should you bother? Because, as Earl Nightingale put it, “everyday we put in place actions and ideas that will determine the shape and substance of our lives.”