Becoming your Destiny


nolan mcdonnellRalph Waldo Emerson said,  “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”  In life you find what you seek and if you pursue excuses for your failures, or seek reasons for why you cannot succeed, you will never find solutions to the challenges that are holding you back.  Additionally, nothing is permanent in life, except for change, and you have a choice to put in the effort to make the changes that you want to see in your life.   Furthermore, life will continue to evolve and it is the best interest for us to take the opportunity that we are blessed with each day to work towards becoming the person that we want to become in this world.   On that note, we all hit barriers,  obstacles are part of life, however, overcoming these challenges provides us with the strength we need to reach our goals.  With that said, everything worth having in life is also worth working for and sometimes we need to accept the challenges that come our way because overcoming them ultimately puts us on the path that we are supposed to be on.   At the end of the day, if you become stronger than your excuses, then you will recognize that there are no reasons for why you cannot succeed.  As Stephen Hawking‘s once said, “And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”  You become what you think about most and if you focus on your goals in life, never succumb to discouragement or negative self talk, look for solutions to problems and are willing to put in the effort to see the change that you want in your life then you will become the person you decide to be.

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Nolan McDonnell

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  1. This is the greatest message I have received next to an unexpected prayer that was said for me by a virtual stranger. I survived having 2 simultaneous strokes. With my right side effected. But I regained my hand and foot mobility like a Rock star with the grace of God. Then in May I had another surgery that took 3 years after because of health insurance. Then I had a minor indoor Rowing accident right as pandemic was happening. I wasn’t in alit of pain so I thought it would go away. Then I fell in the shower 1 time, then in the kitchen and the last time did it. I had no idea I was basically hammering my disk till the last fall it just popped. I was rushed to surgery as one small move would paralyze me. I am now home still recovering and do pt, (physical therapy) ot (Occupational therapy) and bone stimulation. I thought I was losing my mind. Because I think this last surgery effected my abi( Aquired brain injury) So all kinds of crazy things in my mind and in communication. I was confused, & hurt. Why this little accident is taking me down after God let me survive 2 simultaneous strokes. (1 in each temple.) Then a little light is just starting to shine in my mind and heart a little at a time. 1 day on and 1 day off. But this message is Powerful. I am grasping and holding on to this with dear life. God says, He came to give me life and to live life abundantly. I believe he is working things out in me. I will alway keep PRAISES on my lips. I looked up in the corner of my room an felt tripped. But then I remembered to keep my eyes on him. I think I said a quick little prayer. Days after I saw your post but only just read. Because things finally started calming down in my mind. Thank you Jesus and Thank you. For giving me a clear direction to go along with my faith. Sincerely Mrs. Sheila Arroyo

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