Forge Your Destiny

“Sow an act, reap a habit; mold a habit, create character; cultivate character, forge a destiny”–paraphrased from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Long-time readers know that we believe very firmly in the idea of establishing a Vision for your Perfect Life before embarking on any journey. But we understand that sometimes looking at the big picture can be daunting, and can even sometimes paralyze you with its enormity.

That’s why this quote is so important.  You don’t have to take your destiny all in one bite–you don’t even have to worry two or three steps down the road, if you don’t want to.  All you have to do is act.  Choose one thing that you can do right now which needs doing.  Then pick one other thing which needs doing.  Pretty soon, you’ve got a habit going.  Over time, that which is done repeatedly builds character, and character becomes destiny.

It’s also useful to note the active nature of all the verbs in that quote–you can’t wait for your destiny to happen to you.  You sow it, mold it, cultivate it, and finally forge it in the fire of your Vision.

One act at a time.

The Gurus of Get It!

Published in: on May 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm  Leave a Comment