Can you create your own destiny?

“Your destiny may be waiting for you, but whether or not you meet your destiny is up to you.”     – Madisyn Taylor

Some religions preach that our lives are pre-ordained. Followers accept that their lives are given over to a force greater than themselves — one that has determined their path and their destination. If that is true, we are just actors on a stage, with no control over what happens.

Although the words destiny and fate are often used interchangeably, they aren’t really the same. Fate indicates that a person is passive. They have settled for whatever comes along. Destiny is more active. We can pursue our destiny. It is in our hands, if we dare to take risks. If not, we meet our fate.

Naturally, Charlie, a book written by S.L. Scott, is about two people who go from living the life they were given to creating the life they were dreaming of. They felt that “it had to be better than what they were currently living”.

“They both knew deep down that they deserved a better life and took action to create that life”.


Are you living your “fate” or creating your “destiny”? It’s that first step that seems to be the hardest. We’re afraid. Some people need to hit the lowest rung on the ladder before they wake up and begin creating their own destiny.


If we can dream it, we can make it our reality, but we have to set that plan in motion by taking the first step.   ~S.L. Scott

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