“What happened happened, and couldn’t have happened any other way” – Morpheus (The Matrix Reloaded)
We each have a unique talent (that’s innate) – we may work over time to perfect it but it’s been with us since the time we were born. I see this talent as part of all of our destinies, the challenge is recognizing and living it.
I started this blog post with a quote that for me, is all about destiny. I believe my destiny is aligned to God’s journey for my life. God gave us the ability to make choices, so although I have the ability to choose my path – all my experiences are to prepare me for my greater journey/destiny.
6 by 30 is all about reaching your ultimate potential, which is why I want to highlight Gabby Douglas – she is a role model for women at all ages and in all careers. She recognized her innate talent at a young age and had determination to reach her ultimate potential (winning Olympic gold in the team and all-around gymnastics competitions). Not only did she recognize this talent but she seized the opportunities that God presented to move down a path to reach her ultimate potential. It wasn’t necessarily a path that was ideal, she left home at age 14 to train in Iowa and stay with a host family. But she had faith that her choice would lead her to her ultimate destination. It required hard work, tough days and perseverance but this stage of her life is part of her ultimate destiny.
Have you taken time out to recognize your unique talent? Are you making choices so that you are living that talent? Just think of the collective power, if all women were able to express and live their unique talent each and everyday!
No matter what path you choose in your life, and what obstacles, dead ends or triumphs you encounter, remember “what happened happened, and couldn’t have happened any other way” because if it had – it wouldn’t be your life’s journey!
Enjoy living your destiny each and everyday – and pay it forward to another young woman!