Destiny, Instinct and Action


Tom Shadayac strikes again with inspiration.

As I have mentioned before, I crash class with Caroline on Monday nights.  It is a life changing class.  Every Monday, I leave with a concept about life that I ponder all week long.  This Monday we started with watching this year’s Oscar winner for Best Animated Short.  It left me thinking about…  Destiny, Instinct and Action.

“Destiny is no 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

I really love this quote the more that I think about it.  I believe that God has a plan for all of us… our destiny.  We are designed to fulfill and achieve our destiny.  We are never given an exact map, set of directions or guidelines to get there, so how do we arrive at our “destin”ation?

We arrive there by taking action.  Making choices.  You make those choices based on your instincts.  You have to keep making decisions and keep moving forward.  There are no wrong decisions (well there are some… don’t do drugs) because you learn from every move you make.  Each step will give you a clearer view of the route you are supposed to take.  I kind of like to think of it as setting up stepping stones.  Or like dominos. Each domino represents a choice, a connection made, an opportunity taken.  Once they are all in place, you get to sit back and watch everything fall into place seamlessly.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – Shakespeare

Our destiny is written in the stars but it is up to us to get there.

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  1. Wow…I really like that, Allie. It’s so true! Here’s to your destiny…..go get it!! xoxo

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