Fate. Destiny. Luck. We use these words as though they really meant something. But do they?
If life is dictated by fate, destiny or luck, then doesn't that mean you have no choice, that whatever road you take or decision you make is irrelevant. If that's so, you might as well not do anything at all. What's supposed to happen will happen, right?
Wrong. Today, decide to take charge of your life. Yes, things will happen that you don't have control over. So we don't get to decide who our parents will be. They don't necessarily pick us, either. So life hasn't treated you as well as you would have liked: you lost your job; your spouse moved out; you were abandoned as a child. None of these situations is idea. None of them make us feel good as individuals. But each one of them has a beginning, a middle, and an end. You do have some say in how the story goes. You can take charge of how you respond.
Will you be bold during the tough times, or not?
Will you consider taking a different path than the one you've been down before, or will you just stick with the same?
Why not forge your own way. Maybe what works for them isn't working for you. Why not try something else? You always have options. And when even the options seem limited, you can adjust them a bit to suit your own needs.
Whether it's a primitive trail or a paved road, decide today that you are willing and able to create your own path.
If you're doing this already, tell us how it's working for you.