By Denise Hinkson-Lawrence
February has arrived. For many, it’s a time of festivity, a fresh moment, time to pause and reflect, take a deep breath, and exhale after all January has come to an end. Likewise, possibly most New Year’s resolutions. At this point, the fad diets are out the window, either one has incorporated healthy habits for a healthier lifestyle or burn out hit, and yes, those New Year’s resolutions tossed by the wayside.
But let’s find the momentum, pick things up and try again; after all, our destiny is still the focal point.
Destiny is defined: the events that will necessarily happen to a particular person or thing in the future.
Why am I here? What is my purpose? What problem am I here to resolve? These series of questions are telltale signs of someone who realizes there is more to living than existing. It sometimes serves as the light that ignites the fire and flames to the pursuit of Destiny.
So then, how do we achieve our destiny? After soul searching and self-evaluation, it begins with the mind, acknowledging that value, purpose shifts the mindset and perspective.
“One has to embrace the concept and value of Destiny for it to manifest.”
Destiny’s pursuit is a choice; one has to choose Destiny; it doesn’t happen by chance. Once you decide, acknowledge it, then put in play, strategies, and techniques in doing the work consistently to arrive at that place and time.
So, with our planners, journals, habit trackers, and goal setting plan, let’s map out the route towards our destiny. How do you see yourself stepping into your destiny?
Decide, do, strategize, and reflect.
Take personal initiative and personal responsibility in co-creating your destiny.
Process and evaluate.
In the end, something has to pay-off. Spiritual, personal, or professional, the attitude towards your destiny must be that something has to pay-off, the pain, the late nights, early mornings, the money invested, the prayers, the fasting, the journal, planners you name it the sacrifices made something has to pay off.
Know what you want. What do you want to be when you grow up? Not many have this figured out; many are still growing up., many are uncertain what they want or what they need. But whatever you do, don’t get stuck at the place of indecision. Indecision is a robber of opportunity. Indecision is being neutral, while procrastination is the act of delaying or postponing something for a later date. Justified by fellow procrastinators, it is simple precautions, waiting until there is guarantee safety, to act.
With procrastination, the state of mind is an idea of where and how the navigation routes are visible. With much clarity, the issue, however, with procrastination. Indecision, on the other hand, is fear, fear of failure.
Movement, action is essential to the success in journeying towards Destiny. Remember that action is required to attain those goals, dreams, and aspirations. Vincent Van Gogh said, “Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together.” Small choices make a big difference, So take action, baby steps, whatever move.
“Small choices make a big difference.” same is true of your destiny. Small choices, small steps, small wins, remote actions will get you to the magnanimous future.
So, get going, whether or not you feel like it. And then keep ongoing. Will you stumble? Possibly yes. Just think of the possibility that stumble could be the thing that you need for the next stretch of the journey. You may never know unless you move. The stumble happens when you move, not sitting down or stuck, only when you move.
Begin with your destination in mind, and then plan how you will get there.
For example, with a 90-day plan, break it down into doable pieces. So work on the 30-day project, then when completed, move on to the 60 days plan, and ultimately the 90 days plan is completed. Michael Jordan, at the end of his career, averaged 32 points each game. As reported in an interview, Jordan shared that he was strategic and consistent in executing his game night plans. He set out to accomplish 32 points by breaking it down to 8 points for each quarter.
Please start with the desired result or the end in mind (32) points per game, break it down into smaller, doable components (8) points per quarter, and focus on each element. If you’re successful with the details, you will achieve your destiny.
Chose, what you will do with the acorn, will you sit on it or climb limb by limb. But the top of the oak tree we must reach. Extraordinarily do ordinary things, be a steward of your responsibility, view every moment right, wrong, indifferent as training for your destiny, be passionate to move even when you don’t feel like it, Navigator towards destiny.