Everyone has heard the cliche saying, “If it’s meant to be it will be,” and I used to always believe that it was true. However, as I’ve grown up over the years I’ve found that saying, for the most part, to be untrue. How much of a role does fate actually play in your life before you have to take over and make your own decisions? Can you really just sit back and let things happen? Or do you have to take a leap of faith and trust that you are making the right decision for you?
I believe, personally, that you have to create your own destiny, and fate is more of a guidance tool than it is an actual decision maker. I believe you are presented with choices, but at times when those choices are difficult, fate can step in, not blurting out the answer, but more hinting at what you should do with subtle signs. Other times, when there are no signs, you have to take those leaps of faith and hope for the best.
This can ring true in any of life’s predicaments. From relationships, business ventures, and career decisions, having your eyes, mind, and more importantly, your heart, fully open to all of the wonderful possibilities is an important part of finding your calling.
Leaders don’t always have the answers right in front of them, but it is their intuition from their past experiences, be them good or bad, that help set the foundation for how they guide others. Could fate play a role in making a person the leader they are today? Yes, it could have, but the more you grow through life, the more you begin to realize that you don’t have to rely on signs for guidance. You begin to rely on God, yourself, and those closest to you for guidance and the answers will come to you. Although one day, should you get stuck in a rut, fate can always step in, and it’s nice to look back and realize those times when it did, and be thankful.