Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Your beliefs become your thoughts
Your thoughts become your words
Your words become your actions
Your actions become your habits
Your habits become your values
Your values become your destiny
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Just by being ourselves we are borne toward a destiny far beyond anything we could imagine.
It is enough to know that the being I nourish inside me is the same as the Being that suffuses every atom
of the cosmos.
~ Deepak Chopra
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”
~ William Shakespeare
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
~ Steve Maraboli
“Everyman has his own destiny: The only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.”
~ Henry Miller
“Control Your Own Destiny or Someone Else Will”
~ Jack Welch
“Destiny finds those who listen, and fate finds the rest.”
~ Marshall Masters
“To realize one's destiny is a person's only real obligation and when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“A destiny is not something that awaits us, it is something we have to achieve in the midst of innumerable circumstantial impediments and detours.”
~ John Dryer
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words;
they become actions. Watch your actions; they become
habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch
your character; it becomes your destiny....
~ Frank Outlaw.
It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened
in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's
your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean
to you, and what you're going to do about them that will
determine your ultimate destiny....
~ Anthony Robins.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you
decide your problems are your own. You do not blame
them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.
You realize you control your own destiny....
~ Albert Ellis.
“No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create?”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“How would your life be different if…You didn’t allow yourself to be defined by your past? Let today be the day…You stop letting your history interfere with your destiny and awaken to the opportunity to release your greatest self.”
~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.”
~ Thomas Merton, Love and Living
“Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
~ William Jennings Bryan
“Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, by forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insect, as well as for the star. Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.”
~ Albert Einstein
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophesy of what you shall at last unveil. ~ James Allen Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. ~ Ralph Blum I believe that nothing that happens to me is meaningless and that it is good for us all that it should be so, even if it runs counter to our own wishes. As I see it, I’m here for some purpose, and I only hope I may fulfill it. ~ Dietrich Bondoeffer Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved. ~ William Jennings Bryan Be who you are, said the Duchess to Alice, or, if you would like it put more simply, never try to be what you might have been or could have been other than what you should have been. ~ Lewis Carroll Plant a thought, reap an act. Plant an act, reap a habit. Plant a habit, reap a character. Plant a character, reap a destiny. ~ Confucius If you’re dedicated, if it’s something that lives and breathes in your heart, then you’ve simply got to go ahead and do it. ~ Rodney Crowell We are weaving the future on the loom of today. ~ Grace Stricker Dawson A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it. ~ Jean de la Fontaine We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance. ~ Benjamin Disraeli Inspiration Deficit Disorder is about losing your vitality and purpose, and forgetting your original source of love and potential. It's about the cost of being disconnected and unaware of your own unique talents, needs, and destiny. ~ Jonathan H. Ellerby The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. ~ Albert Ellis Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. ~ Viktor Frankl Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only for our own happiness, but that of the world at large. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Faith is walking face-first and full-speed into the dark. If we truly knew all the answers in advance as to the meaning of life and the nature of God and the destiny of our souls, our belief would not be a leap of faith and it would not be a courageous act of humanity; it would just be... a prudent insurance policy. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I'm going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them. ~ Charles D. Gill Destiny grants us our wishes, but in its own way, in order to give us something beyond our wishes. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Everyone has a covenant and a purpose which is special, and if you do not fulfill it, -- there is no one else who will. ~ Glenda Green You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands - your own. ~ Mark Victor Hansen The certain pathway to all things that you want is through the corridor of joy. ~ Abraham-Hicks You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand. ~ Irene C. Kassorla The most common form of despair is not being who you are… ~ Søren Kierkegaard I refuse to accept the idea that man is mere flotsam and jetsam in the river of life, unable to influence the unfolding events which surround him. I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Our world is incomplete until each one of us discovers what moves us - our passion. No other person can hear our calling. We must listen and act on it for ourselves. ~ Richard J. Leider The Creator has not given you a longing to do what you have no ability to do. ~ Orison S. Marden My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force: I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice, my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny. ~ Elaine Maxwell Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him. ~ Henry Miller We create our fate every day we live. ~ Henry Miller Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over. ~ Gloria Naylor Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will. ~ Jawaharal Nehru It’s choice – not chance – that determines your destiny. ~ Jean Nidetch Joy is your destiny. You were created for joy. Pay attention to what brings you joy and take joyful actions daily. Creative action equals joy attraction. Joy is the path to your true purpose. ~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly
The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it.
~ Marta Davidovich Ockuly Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Frank Outlaw Destiny itself is like a wonderful wide tapestry in which every thread is guided by an unspeakably tender hand, placed beside another thread and held and carried by a hundred others. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. ~ Anthony Robbins
Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.
~ J. K. Rowling There is no such thing as chance; and what seems to us mere accident springs form the deepest source of destiny. ~ Friedrich Schiller If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. ~ Robert H. Schuller I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. ~ Albert Schweitzer The willing, destiny guides them; the unwilling, destiny drags them. ~ Seneca Our strength is in our dreams, and those who do not dare to dream damn themselves.
~ Merle Shain
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. ~ Robin Sharma We must trust our soul's noncallings as well as its callings. Destiny seems to have very specific ideas about what each of us should be doing on the planet, and our greatest personal fulfillment always lies in those directions and none other. ~ Dianne Skafte Life is a promise; fulfill it. ~ Mother Teresa We are constantly invited to be who we are. ~ Henry David Thoreau Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny. ~ Paul Tillich It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion. ~ Rebecca West There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves.
~ Marianne Williamson
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