Day 16 – Choose Your Destiny


If not, think thoughts that will.
If not, think thoughts that will.


I’m sure most of us have heard the infamous quote,

“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, for it becomes your destiny.”

There has been much confusion who the author is and there are many derivatives of it floating around but each version points to the commonly held belief thoughts go thru a process and creates our destiny.  Therefore, intentionally choosing our thoughts is the gateway to choosing our destiny.

One form of thought in particular I believe that shapes our destiny more than any other and that is purpose aka intention aka aim.  This form of thought has a laser beam quality to it as it directs, shapes, and channels our thoughts, words, actions, habits, and character toward a specific destiny.

Once we have a clearly defined purpose/intention/aim, and we cultivate a positive plan of action, and we take action with courage and conviction we essentially choose our destiny.  We have been focusing for 16 days on our desired end.  It was a decision we made on day 1 and have been taking daily actions to bring them into fruition.

Are we on track?  Have we been engaging in repetition of thought emotionalized with burning desire toward our destiny?  Because if we have then our desire should be taken over by the subconscious area of our mind and is in the process as I type of using whatever natural or logical means that are available to it to make our desires happen for us.

Have you been telling your mind over and over and over again day in and day out what it is you desire?  Have you fueled it with a burning desire or feeling of conviction?  Unless we crystallize our thoughts with a burning desire we are just merely repeating empty words.  It must be infused with a red hot burning desire in order for it take over the subconscious part of our mind.

Faith with absolute conviction can move mountains and help us manifest our desires.   Successful people know this and have embraced this philosophy and own it.  Watch them there mental DNA says “If I want to do something I can do, who cares if the circumstances are not right, hell I make the circumstances.”  The thought never occurs to them that they cannot achieve what they have set out to do.

Likewise we must take possession of our own mind and condition it for success by making a habit of sending out positive thoughts and broadcasting them from our mental stations.  And, discipline our minds to know that others will cooperate with us and  we have a right to their cooperation.

People, circumstances, and events in life reflect back to us the state of faith or doubt that we have sent out ahead of us.  We cannot meditate upon negative thoughts, send them out ahead of us and expect people, circumstances and events in life to cooperate with us.  It just doesn’t happen this way.

We need to keep our minds on what we want more of in life.  It all begins and ends with OUR mindset. Positive and negative will not reside in the same place. As the Bible says in Prov 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

Therefore,  if you love death keep breathing and projecting negativity towards whatever it is you are hoping to receive and eat the fruits of death.  If you love life then breathe, speak, and project positivity towards whatever it is you desire  and eat the fruits of life.

Man often get what he has prepared for and you cannot prepare for your purpose by obsessing and ruminating over all the reasons it won’t work.  Or dwelling on negative limitations of fear, doubt, discouragement, indecision, and procrastination.  Focus on the CAN DO part of life not the NO CANNOT DO.

I invite you to join me in choosing your destiny by creating a clearly defined purpose, and cultivate a positive plan of action to attain it, followed by taking action with courage and conviction.  And, infused it with a faith and a red hot burning desire.

Your thoughts?

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hope. – Andrew Carnegie

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