Become the Master of Your Destiny

Everyone around the world has something in common, from the wealthiest to the poorest, all possess free will. Of course circumstance plays a role, but one way or another most people are free to live the life they want. Unfortunately a great many people waive this freedom and settle for something less. So how do you avoid falling into that trap?

What makes you tick?

First of all you need to work out what it is that will make you happy with yourself. Many people say that they don’t really know what they want from life. However, most folk know the qualities they want to possess. Look at your role models and work out what it is you admire about them. Remember back to when you were a kid and think of the adult you wanted to become. Take these attributes and work them into your own life. Be the kind of person you’re proud of.

Work with what you’ve got

Sometimes there are qualities you simply do not and perhaps cannot possess, but don’t worry. Look at the good qualities you do have and appreciate them. Then look at the things you’d like to change. It’s not impossible for someone very shy to develop the gift of the gab, but it is difficult. Play to your strengths and play down your weaknesses. It can be hard to change yourself when you’re surrounded by people you grew up with. Instead surround yourself with strangers every now and then and practice being someone else for a bit. Use your strengths and develop in other areas. Remember, it’s not impossible to fake it ‘til you make it. Your confidence will grow over time and this will seep out in your normal life. Small steps lead to big changes.

Risk it all

Learn to take risks. Realize that it won’t be the end of the world if you make changes in your life, even drastic ones. It can be scary to leave your comfort zone, but you will find you develop far more outside of your safe zone.