Before I start in on my thoughts for today's article, let me take a moment and encourage you to be sure to also listen to the podcast! There are two ways to access it and both links are located at the bottom of this article. I tell people that listen to the podcast to be sure to also read the blog and now I'm telling you to be sure to listen to the podcast.
Why? Because they are done at two different times and there is not a script. That means that you will get additional material besides what you find here.
Too, let me just say that when you read this blog you can't "hear" the passion in my voice and the inflection found there as well. So, be sure to read AND listen, o.k.?
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Now on to the show (as they say).
Today I'm going to discuss the last two "verses" of this graphic since we have come to the end of the week. Again, let me emphasize that, what you have before you, is a PATH, a ROAD MAP to your destiny!
Your destiny is not something that has been predetermined even if you or others think that it has been done. NO!
Do NOT settle for that way of thinking or do NOT listen to anyone that would tell you such garbage! YOU have control over the direction of your destiny and - negative or positive - it is laid out for you in the graphic above.
Your thoughts, words, actions, habits and your character....THIS becomes your destiny!
Yes, you can change your habits from bad to good by simply going back to taking control over your thoughts. Remember? Your thoughts become words, your words become actions and your actions become habits!
These habits become your character - WHO YOU ARE!
We live in a world (at least in my opinion) that is short on solid and trustworthy character. It's a shame but I see it pretty much every day.
We live in a world where lying is accepted and laughed at as if it really doesn't matter. We live in a world where our young people are not being taught how to be mannerly, respectful and honorable and it's sad to see.
When you live in such a way as to direct your path to your destiny, you provide a way - a road map - for your children and your grandchildren that can be passed down from one generation to another.
You may think that I have too easily interchanged the ideas of destiny with that of your legacy or dynasty. Don't let that distract you but think of this: Creating and directing your DESTINY will, indeed become your legacy and your dynasty. That, my friend, is a fact!
I was reading James Allen's "As a Man Thinketh" last night and there was part of one sentence that jumped out at me due to what we have been discussing the past few days. Here it is: "Thought and character are one..."
Your habits (which derive from your thoughts) become your CHARACTER and, yes, your character becomes your DESTINY!
Wow, does that impress you as it does me?
No more "floating around" with no control when it comes to your destiny. YOU set the sail, my friend, YOU plot the course and YOU blaze the trail.
It is YOUR destiny and YOU are in control.
And, never forget, that it begins with what you think.
Feed your mind and build a destiny that you can be proud of and one that you know will withstand the test of time long after you are gone.
And, as you go about building this powerful and positive destiny, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"