"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
Too often we attribute our successes as well as our failures to chance rather than choice. Something happens to us, wether it is positive or negative, and we react in kind. The key word here is react. We have been conditioned as a society to react a certain way in particular situations based on our experiences and the societal norms we have been exposed to since childhood. One of the underlying concepts we are taught without realizing it is that there are limitations to what we are capable of. Of course our parents and teachers tell us we can do and be whatever we set our minds to. Yet society tells us to operate within certain parameters, and to follow a certain path that most are expected to take. Your born, you listen to your parents, you go to school, graduate, get a job, get married, retire, join AARP, then it's either open casket, closed casket, urn or you end up becoming part of some landscape in the form of sediment.
In a nutshell this essentially what is expected of most of us, and the path that most people take for one simple reason, it is the path of least resistance. The reality of life is that each and every one of us has a choice to make every moment of every single day. Everyone has dreams, aspirations, places they want to go, and things they want to achieve. The sad truth is that most people end up settling for a lesser life than they had originally planned for themselves. The more time passes the less obtainable their dreams seam to become. The important thing to understand is that like the past, time is a construct of the mind. Your dreams are never out of reach, your life is never too insignificant to make amazing, and most importantly it is never to late to change it. So the only question you have to ask yourself is: Will you live by the status quo? Or will you take action and choose to change our destiny? Better yet, will we choose to let life happen to you? Or will you choose to happen to life?