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Hiding From Destiny

Do you believe in destiny? I do.

I believe that each one of us was given special talents and a calling all our own.

We all know it deep inside. It’s there when we are quiet enough to listen, when we shut off the media, the noise, the busyness.

Perhaps it scares us. Perhaps we don’t think we’re worthy. Maybe we don’t want to be held responsible. But it’s there. Trust me.

So why do so many run from it?

Why are ears plugged and eyes tightly closed against any possibility of the greatness of our inner potential? Why do we suppress the divine spark with decadence and shallowness?

I decided to tabulate a list of the things that people hide behind in order to avoid the doing of what they were put here to do.

It’s a farcical tale acted out by idiots, who are beautiful but flagellate themselves to keep anyone from discovering it. They fasten down tightly the bushel over their light.

Here’s my list. Feel free to get offended, or add to it (or both). Your choice. Look closely, though, and you’ll see thousands of people hiding behind each of these, maybe even someone you know.

  1. Victimhood
  2. Sickness
  3. The burning need for money to satiate pathetic spending habits (materialism addiction)
  4. Self-dramatization and the over-amplification of problems
  5. Relational combat
  6. Media fixation/entertainment binging
  7. Addictions
  8. Behavior designed to gain attention
  9. Failure and the need for pity
  10. Self-deception
  11. Self-sabatoge
  12. Laziness
  13. Debauchery
  14. Psychological escapisms
  15. Sports fanaticism
  16. Career
  17. Status
  18. The pleasing of others/approval fixation
  19. Fear/timidity/doubt
  20. Procrastination
  21. Distractions of all stripes
  22. Poor focus
  23. Lack of introspection or thought of any meaningful kind

Make the decision to wake up now. Hide behind nothing. Face your destiny and charge after it with all you’ve got.

You’ll never feel better, have more fun, or make more of a difference any other way. After all, you’re supposed to be all you can be! Nothing less will do.


Chris Brady co-authored the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Weekly, USA Today, and Money Magazine best-seller Launching a Leadership Revolution.

He is also in the World’s Top 30 Leadership Gurus and among the Top 100 Authors to Follow on Twitter. He has spoken to audiences of thousands around the world about leadership, freedom, and success.

Mr. Brady contributes regularly to Networking Times magazine, and has been featured in special publications of Success and Success at Home. He also blogs regularly at Chris Brady.

He is an avid motorized adventurer, pilot, world traveler, humorist, community builder, soccer fan, and dad.

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  1. Chris hit it on the nose in my opinion. We HAVE been given a destiny to fulfill and the talents with which to fulfill it. We simply must take the responsibility to use our set of talents to the best of our ability. This doesn’t mean we will all succeed equally in the eyes of the world, but if we strive to bring our best to the game of life, regardless of the outcome, the size of our bank account, or the level of success the world attributes to us, we WILL be fulfilling our destiny.

    I like to share with people that the results are in the choices we make on a daily basis. They carry a great weight and will propel us toward or away from the destiny that has been made available to us. The incredible power of choice is the secret fuel that fills our tank and carries us to our God given destiny.


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