YOU define and create your own destiny.

Reblogger Debbie Reynolds
Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

I believe we are responsible for our choices and the direction we travel.

Original content by Mike Cooper 0225086119

I am a firm believer that I define and create my own destiny. For many years, I was a counselor. During those days, I remember so many clients who came into my office with problems that were taken right from their lineage.

When I asked why they were following their family norms, they would say, "That's all I know." And, I would insert "That's why you're here" " I would also always ask, "Why don't you define your own destiny?" If the family norms were good and healthy, there was no reason to break away, but most people didn't end up in my office because they came from healthy families. They ended up in my office because they came from damaged families.

Destiny is within your grasp. I come from a family of men who die young with heart issues. I decided in 1977 that I was going to break the mold. I am currently the oldest surviving male in my family (61). And, I plan on seeing my 3 year old granddaughter graduate college, have a family and be self-sufficient. That means I need to hang around a while, and I plan on it.

That brings me to my point. You define your destiny and you create your future. It doesn't matter what your childhood was. Mine was not healthy or supportive, but that didn't mean that I couldn't raise my sons in a healthy and supportive environment. I knew the difference as a child, and I chose to do something different from my predecessors. 

This is one time I don't mind using the pronoun "I". Why? Because I choose to live healthy. I choose to exercise. I choose to eat right. I choose to get enough sleep. I choose to be in business for myself. I choose to set my course for the future, and I choose my own destiny. I choose to be successful. I choose to leave a legacy in my path that others can follow. It doesn't matter what my family of origin did. This is my choice.

You choose your destiny and your future. When it's all said and done, I will know that I didn't short-change my life because of the negative impact of others, but I drew on every fiber of my being to be different and to be what I wanted to be. Set your own destiny and future. 




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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I've been reading quite a few business/real estate books and they all agree that success comes to those that believe it possible.

Dec 06, 2017 05:27 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debbie - this was a good re blog by Mike Cooper and I had commented.  Personal responsibility is lacking too much today.

Dec 06, 2017 05:29 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Debbie.  Great post that is so true.

Dec 06, 2017 05:39 AM #3
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Debbie Reynolds 

I agree with you. Based on our choices our path is forged.

Dec 06, 2017 05:41 AM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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This is an excellent selection for a reblog. Thanks, Debbie, for sharing this post.

Dec 06, 2017 06:16 AM #5
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Debbie, 

Mike is well grounded. We do create our own destiny. 

Dec 06, 2017 10:07 AM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Absolutely, we can not blame it on our environment, our parents or predestination. I blaze my own trail for good as well as for bad, Endre

Dec 06, 2017 10:22 PM #7
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Debbie Reynolds great choice for a reblog.... I've already commented on the original....

Dec 07, 2017 03:04 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Debbie -- what an interesting topic--- over to comment on  Mike Coopers  Mike Cooper's orginal post.   

Dec 07, 2017 10:30 AM #9
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