Defining Pythagoras’ Infamous Quote About Our Destiny And Choices

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” – Pythagoras

Everything we are and everything we will ever be, will be determined by the choices we either do or do not make. We can either choose to begin, or not. We can choose to learn more, or not. We can choose to study, or not. Our destiny is not some predetermined outcome which has been decided for us…. Our destiny is what we make it and our choices are what determine it.

As human beings we have the greatest gift available to us on the planet. We have the ability to think and reason, we have free will. There is no other creature on the earth with this amazing gift. Each and every day we receive an allotment of time to accomplish all we choose to do in any given day. Obviously, we can not do everything in one day, so we must develop effective strategies to manage our choices for each day. If we leave this important decision to chance, the day will surely run us instead of us running the day. What is the best method to go about the process of making great choices? How do we make sure we are creating our own destiny?

Decide right now, in this moment, not tomorrow, not someday, but right now; decide what it is you really want and decide what you are willing to give in return for its attainment. This one decision, this one action, will have more to do with your destiny than any other thing that will happen in history. When we decide to take full responsibility for our choices, we are empowered in that moment to make as many mistakes as required for us to succeed and achieve. It is only the unsure mind, the apprehensive mind, that second guesses and questions each decision with the what if questions that can only ever be asked looking backwards. Instead, look forward, but realize we can only ever be doing anything in the present. We must plan for the future, but we must make our choices in the present to make our destiny our own.

Our destiny hinges not on the decisions of our past, but on the decisions we will make today, and the decisions we will make tomorrow and the next day, and the one after that. Let the past serve as a reflection for the future. Choose your destiny, by CHOICE!


Author: Bobby Kountz

Bobby Kountz is a former Oncology Nurse, a seasoned Oncology Sales Professional, and Personal Development Enthusiast. He is also an Inspirational Writer, Professional Speaker, Personal Development and Career Transition Coach, Dedicated Community Volunteer, Social Equality Activist, Mental Health Activist, and Loving Father and Husband.

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