Becoming a Leader of Destiny

The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what it is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
–Henry Ford

Destiny asks the question…“What does the picture of your future look like?”

Destiny is the beginning process of inventing or reinventing a person or organization. Most people and organizations trap themselves in an old identity and never update who they are today and who they are to become in the future.

Many people view the word “destiny” as some sort of mystical term that does not apply in the ministry or marketplace. In reality, your destiny is a preview of your future potential.

Destiny begins as photographs within our hearts and minds—things that we want to accomplish in our future. Your heart beats to the rhythm of your destiny. It’s the song that gives your life motion and the vision that propels you forward. Your destiny gives purpose to your steps. Everyone has a destiny, but not everyone walks the path to fulfilling it.

Destiny is seeing with the mind’s eye what is possible for you, your church, your organization, in other people, in projects, and in enterprises. Destiny represents desires, dreams, hopes, goals, and plans for the future. Destiny is about unlocking and using your imagination to create a future you desire.

Destiny is:
· The imperative to exchange a life for a moral cause that will endure.
· To be awakened to the opportunity to become something more than what you are right now.
· To see something you have never seen before.
· New possibilities. Once your eyes are open to the ultimate plan for your life or organization, you begin to experience transformation in your thoughts, emotions, energy levels, and actions.
· The end result of the magnificent plan for your life.

We are asleep with compasses in our hand.
–Poet W.S. Merwin

Destiny is greater than history, greater than the failures of the past, greater than discouragement, and greater than the emotional scars of the past. When you are awakened by destiny, you are empowered to see the pathway that will lead you to a brand-new destination.

When you don’t have a sense of destiny or vision for the future, you tend to fall prey to the human tendency toward learned hopelessness and victimization. However, destiny is the daily fuel that empowers you with the ability to exercise patients, persistence, and perseverance in order to achieve your dreams.

The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
–John Sculley, former CEO of Pepsi and Apple Computer

Destiny points you and your organization toward the way in which you want to go. One of the main reasons why leaders do not have “leadership confidence” is because they cannot see a picture of where they want to go in the future.

Destiny is not about setting goals. Most companies set goals they want to reach each year. There is a drastic difference between setting a goal and being driven by a personal commitment to a destiny. Destiny always points to something bigger and better in the future.

Destiny should be so big that it requires an extraordinary team effort. Destiny should also be so big that it will require ten to thirty years of effort to complete.

Ten years from now you are going to arrive.

The question is where?

Do you have a clear sense of where you want to go???

Leaders of destiny know exactly where they want to go and they consistently move toward it.


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