Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Thought Picnic: Challenging your destiny

It is not set in stone
As I watched television this evening, the NCIS episode came to an end and just before the credits rolled, I heard the words below:
Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing. We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny cannot be changed, but it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.” - Martin Heidegger [Quotes]
This quote is complete as written and it provides ample material for meditation. What really jumped out at me from these words was this - Your destiny cannot be changed, but it can be challenged.
Under constant review
I presume we probably will never get a full vision or description of our destinies, but we are constantly challenging where we are for re-evaluation, reassessment, readjustment and realignment.
As we find that old ideas and tricks lose their efficacy in tackling new challenges, we must find the resource and means to reinvent ourselves, renew our minds, reform our perspectives and recognise the need to change.
Overcoming issues
This constant work of rediscovery and self-discovery is the wonder of our evolutionary growth in life and many other endeavours; we must however carry the greatest responsibility to discover where your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance and do well to overcome it, this is advice that Peter Drucker gave on the matter of managing oneself.
We all need to take the time out to manage our expectations and our reality whilst charting a course to new goals and for greater achievement. It is a challenge, and it is fun.


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