50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You To Do Anything: #21 – I’m In Control Of My Own Destiny

What are the 50 thoughts that can motivate you to do anything?

I recently stumbled across an awesome website called Entrepreneur.com and I was particularly interested in one article and want to start sharing these thoughts and giving my own personal and visual interpretations of these “50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You To Do Anything”

#21 – I’m in control of my own destiny

“You can decide whom you want to become.”

#21 – I’m in control of my own destiny


What about you – how would you represent this particular thought? Or, if you want to know why I chose the particular image let me know in the comments below or tweet me @SteveSays2014

For the other thoughts take a look at this.


5 thoughts on “50 Thoughts That Can Motivate You To Do Anything: #21 – I’m In Control Of My Own Destiny

  1. This thought is what kept me going in my darkest hours. It is the most empowering sentence I can think of, even in its simplicity. When I finally “got it”, in all its importance, it was like a weight was lifted from my shoulders. I was not anymore dependable on other people’s ideas and behavior and I was not anymore kidnapped by the circumstances. It was the moment when I realised that people and situations might not change: one can try to change them, and fail. But what can always change was how I reacted to those people and situations and that changed forever my perspective. It was a shift from “victim” to “maker” of my own path. Sometimes, I still need to remind it to myself: old habits are hard to get rid of, and blaming everything around is a tempting quick fix in bad days. But in general, if it was not for this sentence, I would have never started writing again, started volunteering, trying to get another job.. and possibly kept on with a never-ending pity party! 🙂 (Sorry for the poem, got a bit carried away! 🙂 (PS: what about the pic?)

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    1. Wow! Thanks for sharing that – really good to hear. I think there comes a time in everyone’s life when you just stop caring (to and extent) what other people think. With me, I think it’s an age thing. As an example I used to always make sure I was dressed properly, hair sorted and showered etc before popping out to the corner shop. Now I’m like f*** it if I wanna go in my joggies with Gene Wilder hair I bloody will 🙂


      1. I agree that age plays a role, and also the culture you are surrounded by. When I was in Italy, in a small village, I would never have gone to the shop around the corner if not in a perfect outfit. In Finland, where people are much more relaxed about it, I would never imagine going to the shop around the corner in a perfect outfit! And now when I go home back to Italy I still use the Finnish attitude and if people have a problem with my gym clothes, they are welcomed to buy me a better outfit! 🙂 And people who matter, well, they will not go away just because I do not fit into a certain stereotype. Talking about motivational stuff, and related to your topic, there is another great (IMO) theory that says that when you cannot empower yourself to take your own fate in your own hands, you should (metaphorically) burn your ships. It is another great way for me to make sure I do not fall back in my comfy zone when I know that the comfy zone is not the best for me 🙂 Just my 2 (very long) cents!


      2. Italy (enter the bias!) is for me one of the most beautiful places for tourism. I strongly recommend visiting it, there is a bit for every type of tourism! 🙂 Living there is a different matter, though. I was born and raised there, basically I spent all my life in Italy before moving to Finland bit more than 6 years ago. Now I am one of those people who do not consider their country of origin as their home country anymore, and do not see the country where they live as their home country either. Considering that I travel quite often, I am afraid that the place which reminds more of home is the lounge at the Munich airport! 😀

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