Each Man Is The Architect Of His Own Destiny
Destiny, fate, future, luck all such things are considered unachievable, untouchable, something supernatural, something miraculous. But logic dictates that they are not. So is logic wrong or the traditional concepts misleading! If we put some thought to it, it’s our own attitude which is to blame. As the saying goes “if you can’t change your fate, change your attitude”. In every possible frame of mind in which we may choose to think we will find it to be true. Each man with his unique capabilities has the power to choose, that is the only thing that matters for achieving everything.
Life is tough for those who think it is tough. We might not want to change our job to a better one solely for the fear of adjustments we would have to make. The ‘risk factor’ is also the ‘stopping factor’. So does it make human life stagnant? Does a scientist will stop working on a miracle drug from the fear that it may not lead to perfect results? People who don’t try don’t usually get anywhere. Man has the inherent tendency of being manipulated by his own mind. So why not divert it into something useful. Manipulating one’s own self to stay positive and be determined, to be hopeful and dream, to be brave and choose.
God has given us the ability to desire and to long not in vain. If we lose, it is not due to fate, it’s just that we overlooked something small and significant; we forgot to do some important chore; or we didn’t work hard enough. Even a building can’t stand perfectly if some bricks are not in the right place.
All the intellectuals and successful people in the world are the same as us; it’s only what they choose to become that made them different. Bill Cullen for example, is among the top 50 wealthiest and most successful persons of Ireland. He started from selling apples on a cart when he was a boy. But he had a positive attitude, the will power and sheer determination to create his own future. He now runs his own company and is the founder of the national youth foundation of Ireland. Another picture is that of Newton. An idea came to his mind and he decided to find the reason for the falling of apple. Although many people before him may have thought of the same thing about falling bodies but they didn’t put their idea into action. They chose not to! That’s what makes the successful and happy people different because they chose to achieve their destiny.
Man is superior because only he can create his own destiny. He is the architect of his own future unlike any other being, this being the greatest blessing for him. No one can think for you, no one can work for you, no one can dream for you and no one can turn those dreams into reality for you. Only you can feel for yourself and only you can do it!
Waheed Anwar Abro
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