”It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare’‘
Many times in life we are rendered powerless in the face of harsh reality. A sense of impotence overwhelms us when doing our best is not enough to get what we want. Then we have the feeling that life is not fair, that we are the toys of circumstances, that our existences lack meaning. In my personal experience, I know that chance plays a key role in our lives, as it also does the ability to recognize our opportunities and seize them. But what about when we know that our hopes to attain that we fervently desire are not up for us to decide, that we must patiently abide by a turn of events, something miraculous to happen? What shall we do then? Forget about impossibles? Never lose faith? Conform with that thing called fate? I guess that depends on the degree of passion we feel within towards obtaining that we crave for. And I believe that passion coupled with love can bend even fate, that destiny favors those who never give up. And if what we strove for never becomes a reality, then at least we´ll part from this world knowing that we did our very best, that we did not surrender, that we fought till our last breath and heartbeat. Feel free to share experiences or opinions.
If I told you today that to reach your pinnacle of success, you not only have to be confident, but you have to be certain that your success is an imminent destiny, would you consider that as arrogance?
But what’s wrong with acceptance?
Being confident is amazing. It’s what all Zen moguls recommend to live a more productive and fascinating life. This is a fact, but confidence isn’t infinite.
Confidence is like a body armor that takes hits constantly and must be replenished.
Throughout time as I worked on my confidence, I started doing every technique possible to raise it including affirmations, Hindu mantras, hypnotization, real-world exercise’s, and life hacks.
However, there is one thing that I realize that has kept my confidence at the level that helps me most. I have found myself far more consistently confident thanks to this mentality.
There is confidence… and then there is acceptance.
Accepting that no matter what, you will be a success, accepting that no matter what, you were born to achieve, accepting that no matter what, your destiny will be fulfilled.
It may sound narcissistic but at the same time, a little bit of inner arrogance can’t hurt. I would rather be slightly delirious than slightly unconfident and disdained with myself.
Rather, this is exactly what it is to believe in yourself. It’s hard to accept that accepting your imminent destiny of success is not a bit arrogant, but it’s exactly what it is to believe in yourself. And if you are doing the work consistently, then why can’t you believe in yourself?? It’s counter-intuitive.
In this world, you can’t be so passive as not to aggressively believe in yourself. I mean, why not?? Don’t think with such disdain for yourself, aim high! Think! Think about all of your great qualities, you can’t lie to me and tell me that you aren’t worthy of what you do. You can’t lie to me that you aren’t worth something, so don’t lie to yourself.
Here is how you can begin to accept your destiny:
Acknowledge that you are doing the work consistently and putting your heart into it.
Acknowledge that you love what you do and that’s what you want to spend your life doing.
Acknowledge that you are a valuable human being and that you are capable of innovation and greatness. Every human is capable of as much as they limit themselves to. The cliché “We only use 11% of our brain” cannot be stressed further here, and what you are capable of is entirely dependent on what you tell yourself you are capable of.
Why do I use the word acknowledge? Because the key to accepting your destiny is acknowledging why your destiny will be fulfilled- which is your worth. The minute you accept that you are valuable is the minute you will accept that what you are working for is already yours. You have to value yourself to make the time you spend valuable.
Sure, it’s important that you do not let this acceptance turn you into an arrogant fool. There must be an overbalance of modesty and humbleness over the small amount of arrogance that will translate to your acceptance.
Accepting your destiny is manifesting it. You are no longer fighting off what’s naturally heading your way; you are no longer debating or contemplating. Accepting your imminent destiny of success is the greatest way to manifest it.
Acceptance is the level of confidence that has brought me to where I am- from the depths of self-proclaimed unworthiness to accepting that I am a valuable entity and that I am capable of things.
And that’s the mentality that I want you to inherit today.
Accept that you are worthy. Accept that you are capable. Accept your destiny of success.