Everyone has a different journey, a different purpose of even starting their journey and in the world today a hundred different routes to getting to their own goal. The subject of destiny being preordained just doesn’t seat well for me, personally I am of the belief that a person’s destiny is really a fluid matter, and it can take a different shape much like water assumes the shape of the container it is poured into. In the same way our individual destiny is ours for the making. Jump out of the pent-house window on a skyscraper, and no matter how bright and brilliant that prophet on T.V prophesied your future destiny to be, you’ll surely come to an abrupt end.
There’s no BIG secret to success. No predefined path to fame and fortune. You just have to set your mind on what you want and have enough good reasons as to why you believe that you ought to be successful in your journey; that way you have staying power, guts and grit to persevere when things get tough, as they often will.
Also be flexible while you’re on the journey of life and keep your eyes on your final destination. Flexibility means that you always remember there might be several routes to reaching your destination and life isn’t some scientific formula with only one correct answer, there are sometimes several right answers, each one unlike the previous. So let your inner compass always be your guide but know when to stop and ask for directions when you get to the crossroads. While you’re asking these questions, do remember that the map is not the territory- a person’s subjective experience of life may not be the same for you.
There may be no shortcuts to life but there are definitely life hacks to make your journey much easier. So have an open mind and learn as much as you can especially from others who have walked the same path as the one you’re currently walking.
See you at the top.
1. Would you ever consider going bungee-jumping in the Grand Canyons or sky-diving off a jet?
2. Would you consider the books you read as a map to life or a compass?
3. Why don’t people in sky-scrapers and passengers in airplanes have spare back-up parachutes in addition to the life-jackets and fire extinguishers as part of their emergency response systems? Life has several right answers, right?