How to become a Master of your own Destiny

Are you ready to carve your own path?

You are the master of your own destiny

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Majority of the world’s population are living on default settings forced on to them by expectations from society, friends, schools, family & cultures, this keeps them in a box or lane that may leave them feeling unfulfilled…
 
This means they are subconsciously living life to fit into traditional societal norms and not living life to the fullest
 
This could easily be seen if they have ever been told not to pursue something they were passionate about or if they are now stuck in position of their life where they don’t feel fulfilled, as well project ideas they may have had but never materialised due to it being dismissed or they didn’t have the courage to see it through…
 
If you lack purpose, you are more likely to become a follower of what society has planned for you… and it ain’t much

How do you find Purpose?

Purpose is not a destination, it is a journey of your daily action - Modern Day Chief
The most successful people in the world are the ones who have the courage to live life on their own terms by taking control of their own destiny
 
That takes a lot of self awareness, learning from your failures, unlearning bad habits and creating better ones
 

When you start to operate from a place of attracting your ideal life you start to see signs, opportunities, people who fit those goals. 

To achieve this, you’ll need to find a purposeful reason to jump out of bed each morning

 

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “the reason for which you wake up in the morning.”

It is usually used to indicate the source of value in one’s life or the things that make one’s life worthwhile. 

Your Purpose is seen as the combination of four primary elements:

  1. What you love (your passion) ❤️ 
  2. What the world needs (your mission) 📈 💪
  3. What you are good at (your vocation) ✍️ 🎓
  4. What you can get paid for (your profession) 👩🏼‍🔬 👨🏾‍✈️👨🏼‍🍳 👩🏻‍🎨👩🏾‍⚖️
 

Purpose Visualized (Ikigai Diagram)

The problem for a lot of people is that they stop being curious about new experiences as they assume more responsibilities and build routines.

Their sense of wonder & will to learn new things starts to escape them.

But you can change that, especially if you are still looking for true meaning and fulfilment in what you do daily

 

What you deeply care about can unlock your Purpose

Your greatest asset is your existing passion, the skills you already have and, most of all, your own personal story

The truth is that your real wealth is in your story. Your journey thus far has not been a waste of time, it’s been perfect. 

Your hobbies and interests are not meaningless, they are a gold mine

You passion isn’t hollow; it’s the best fuel you will ever have

You’ve already have examples of people you’ve helped, times where you added value

You need to harness what you have and refine it

Follow your curiosity

Making three lists: your values, things you like to do, and things you are good at.

The cross section of the three lists is your Purpose, then find a way it can serve others (Act of service)

“Your ikigai is at the intersection of what you are good at and what you love doing,” says Hector Garcia, the co-author of Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life.

 
 
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