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Do We Really Have Control of Our Destiny, or is Our Destiny Controlling Our Choices?

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When you ponder this for a moment, it may not seem like much a difference, as the outcome is the same. Or is it? I have been in this discussion with people more times than I can count. Today is no different, as the tables are turned and Tammy Drechsler interviews me on the topic of destiny. Here are a couple of highlights from today’s podcast, and what I believe to be true regarding this topic:

If you believe destiny is controlling your decisions, then you really aren’t responsible for what’s taking place in your life. And there is no part of that I buy into. The minute our circumstances are credited to anything other than us (including the Universe), we start to become the victim. If you take a picture of your life right now—your home, your finances, your friends, your health, and your career—this photo is the sum of every decision you have ever made. If you want any part of that to change, you have to make different decisions. YOU do. Making different decisions, takes me to next point.

I believe we all have a specific purpose or a calling for a reason. This purpose can be seen in what you are passionate about. For those people who don’t know what that is, stop and think about how you spend your free time. What do you choose to read, listen to, or watch? What conversations do you most find yourself in? Now, considering we were all given the gift of free will, you have the choice to decide at what level you are going pursue this passion. Are you going to draw on cocktail napkin whenever you are at happy hour? Are you going to paint pictures for friends and family? Or are you going to be the next Picasso? You see the passion is there in each; it’s up to you to decide what to do with it.

The best part of this is we get to decide every day whether we are going to live a level 1 or a level 10 life. The difference between a life that has no meaning and one that is completely fulfilling is directly tied to the degree to which you are living into your purpose, your passion, your calling. If you aren’t there right now, there is no better time to start. As I have said 100 times, there are a lot of people who are counting on it.

“Those who have a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.”

                                                                                                                                                           -Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

With passionate gratitude,

Michelle Dutro

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