Your Destiny is Not in The Stars…

“Planes are built for flying. Ships are built for sailing. Houses are built for living.
And man, too, was built for purpose.
He was designed for accomplishment, he’s engineered for success, he’s endowed with the seeds of greatness, and the greatest danger we as human beings have is when we do not do anything at all.”Zig Ziglar

One of the most perverse mindsets is that of thinking that there’s always something else or someone else to blame. They think that someone’s supposed to come into their lives and give them everything they ever wanted.

If only…



They wish and they wish and they wish their lives away.

They give up their power, because they don’t realize this simple thing: their fate does not lie in the stars, but in themselves.

You do not get to figure out who you are, but rather build it. A life is not to be discovered, it’s not an archaeological dig. It’s an architectural build.

You design yourself.

But it’s tough. I know it is.

We are both the sculptor and the marble. It’s painful. Being the master of your own destiny. That’s why most people give up their power.

We’re all self-made, but only the successful ever admit it.

And I believe that we all must carry the world on our shoulders, because that’s where it belongs. We all must face the consequences of our actions, we must all admit failure, but never accept defeat.

Life can destroy us, but we must never allow ourselves to be defeated by thinking that there’s someone else to blame.

“The faultdear Brutus, is not in our stars / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” – William Shakespeare


  1. Very true and good article. You can’t expect your goals to happen if you sit around and hope all the time. You got to put in the work. Though I do agree with taking responsibility for your own actions because that is only what we have 100% control over, sometimes when it comes to the rest of the world’s problems you just have to think of this quote from Atlas Shrugged:

    ” If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders – What would you tell him?”

    I…don’t know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?”

    To shrug.”

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  2. Tremendously true that. … our destiny is not in the stars ……… instead it is in our hands….. we design ourselves…. work on it…… achieve the goal …… well written…. 🙂👏👏

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