Many of us believe in destiny in some way or another. We believe we’re meant to do something specific or become a certain kind of person. This is a great mindset to have if it inspires us to work hard toward our goals or be an upstanding member of society. But it is important to remember that we are often in control of who we are or where we go in life.
For example, if you want to win the Nobel Peace Prize, destiny itself will not just lead you to do something worthy of the award. You make the decision every day to take action and work hard. Or, if you simply hope to be a kind person who is filled with love, you must consciously make good decisions and take steps to being kind and bringing love to your life.
Sure, certain external events can get in the way of us doing what we want or may stall us from becoming who we want to be. However, external events are not in control of our everyday lives. We are. We are given control of our destiny.