Is Your Life Predetermined -- Or Me Determined?

People talk about destiny all the time -- especially when they’re talking about big-picture things, or when they’re rationalizing why something didn’t (or won’t) happen.

Why on earth would anyone buy into this? Oh, that’s right; it requires less effort and courage than the alternative.

One of the most destructive notions you can embrace is the traditional concept of destiny. Why? Because it teaches us that your life, and what you might do, be, create and achieve in this life, is somehow beyond your control. Some people embrace this kind of thinking because it takes pressure off them to steer their ship, shape their own future, and be responsible for what they produce in their world.

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