Only you can determine your destiny! Whether or not people’s personal potential is fulfilled often depends in large part simply on whether or not they are each willing to accept personal responsibility for and then bravely pursue their own destiny. It is this exercise of will and courage that can ultimately determine how happy a life we individually imagine and, by extension, what type of society we collectively create. Only you can choose whether to accept a lesser life or, instead, to decide which are the right paths to follow to realize your destiny—and reap the reward of a happier life in the process.
As long as you are alive, pursue happiness, straining every sinew to snare enough of it in the time you have allotted on the planet. For most, perishing without trying to be as happy as you can seems almost unthinkable. Yet, for far too many, the successful pursuit of happiness remains one of life’s most elusive and unfathomable mysteries.
Choosing to live a happier life takes courage and effort. Ultimately, no matter what problems or predispositions you bring to your happiness journey, you still have ample opportunity to live a happier life. Your choices today determine your happiness tomorrow. You are a product of your past—but you are not its prisoner—and, more important, within some limits, you are definitely the designer of your destiny.
Stay hopeful no matter what your current or past situation in life may be—no one is ever out of the game when it comes to living a happier life. Yesterday is part of the past—you can’t change it. Today will be over in a blink and can never be repeated. Tomorrow is all you have—and the clock is ticking. So neither wistfully look over your shoulder wishing your past was different nor wallow in the present if it’s less than you hoped. There is too much happiness out ahead to waste time on what might have been.
Be bold in your plans and persistent in your implementation of those plans. Make living a happier life a priority and do not be denied in your pursuit. If life intrudes on your plans, be gentle with yourself—and keep trying. Great masterpieces are rarely painted in one sitting. Perseverance carries the day.
Don’t put off taking action to secure a happier life until tomorrow. Begin your journey today.
Begin it now.