We hold our destiny, not in the stars but in ourselves. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not something to wait for but something to work for. I believe that we control our destiny, that we can be what we want to be. Our destiny is to fulfill those things upon which we focus most intently. So let us choose to keep our focus on those which are truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful, as our life is always moving toward something.

Destiny has two ways of crushing us - by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.Henri Frederic Amiel

I have learned that we can control our destiny, but not our fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfil our destiny, or keep our fate sealed. Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desire. Our life will be no better than the plans we make and the action we take. We are the architect and builder of our own life, fortune and destiny.

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.Jean de La Fontaine

Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone, we find it with others. The best years of our life are the ones in which we decide our problems are our own. We do not blame them on other people like our parents, the ecology, nor the government. We need to realize that we control our own destiny.

I have also learned that as long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom, it happens in its own time. The law of harvest is to reap more than we sow. When we sow an act, we reap a habit; when we sow a habit, we reap a character; when we sow a character, we reap a destiny!

By Tim Pedrosa