I can control my destiny...

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Kitsap & Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed! 

Attributed to Paulo Coelho

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Tacoma Washington 

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Fathom Realty WA LLC


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Comments (15)

Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

I love this post, Paul Henderson. Thank you for sharing. Have a blessed day

Jan 15, 2023 01:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - I am going to need a bit more time to think about this quote beyond my initial thoughts.  And often that can have better results.  Thinking thoroughly versus quickly.  Or something like that.  

Jan 15, 2023 03:35 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those words are powerful.  It seems that I often want to be able to control the things I can't and that leads to frustration, haha.

Jan 15, 2023 03:47 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Yes Paul, people can shape their destiny through choices, but we know that fate is predetermined and cannot be changed. Really thinking about this one this morning!

Jan 15, 2023 03:55 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing another beautiful quote Paul

I can control my destiny, but not my fate. Destiny means there are opportunities to turn right or left, but fate is a one-way street. I believe we all have the choice as to whether we fulfill our destiny, but our fate is sealed! 

Attributed to Paulo Coelho

Jan 15, 2023 04:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. Like my pondering friend, Michael Jacobs, need some time to organize my thoughts on this one. Enjoy your day. 

Jan 15, 2023 05:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Paul... an amazing photo and an amazing quote. Given my Russian background, I fully admit to being more than a bit of a fatalist. But that being said, I've always believed I'm in charge of my own destiny in the path of life. 

Jan 15, 2023 06:10 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Good morning, Paul.
I've never quite thought of it this way. I guess what Coelho is saying is our destiny is the journey to our fate. The road to our ultimate fate is based on our choices along the way.

Jan 15, 2023 06:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Paul.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Jan 15, 2023 09:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Paul and this is a good one to share with us and yes going right or left or straight. depends


Jan 15, 2023 09:59 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Happy Sunday, Paul- I am curious to see what pondering road that Michael Jacobs goes down after reading this quote. I love the photo but must admit that I am having to ponder it as well. 

Jan 15, 2023 11:35 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kathy Streib - it's a rocky road so far.  And I don't have a spoon. Or a spork!  

Jan 15, 2023 11:38 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good morning Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS .  As with most comments, I need to think about this one a bit beyond the words only.  Thank you for sharing.  M

Jan 15, 2023 11:37 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I think if we really want to we can change our fate 

Jan 15, 2023 04:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are fascinating words by Paulo Coelho, Paul.  I need to contemplate those a bit.    

Jan 15, 2023 05:24 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

We all have Free Will to choose what path we are on . It is sad when some have imprisoned themselves 

Jan 16, 2023 09:30 AM