In the second half of the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest sits next to his dying Mamma and they talk about destiny. Forrest wants to know what his destiny is … Mamma tells him, “You’re gonna have to figure that out for yourself.”
A keystone is a wedge-shaped piece at the summit of an arch and is regarded as the piece that holds all the other pieces in place. Metaphorically, it is something on which associated things are dependent.
So, in one’s life, consider that knowing your destiny would be the keystone.
But that sure is difficult. Forrest was a grown man, he graduated from college, served in the army, met presidents and started a successful shrimpin’ business … and yet here he was asking his mother, “What’s my destiny?”
In my own life I’ve accomplished much, moved twice to new states, graduated from college by attending part-time for thirteen years, changed careers four major times, started a couple of different businesses … and yet I still struggle with figuring out what is my destiny.
- Napolean Hill wrote the Law of Success in 1925 and lesson two is A Definite Chief Aim … sounds a lot to me like knowing your destiny.
- Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has as habit number two Begin with the End in Mind … sounds a lot to me like knowing your destiny.
- Lewis Carroll famously said, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”
So, figuring out your definite chief aim, or your end purpose, or your destiny could be the keystone for a successful life.
What road are you on?
Where is it taking you?
What’s your destiny?
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