Destiny Decision

Ever got to a point in your life where you want to change some things?

When you get to that point in your life, that’s when you need to make a destiny decision. A destiny decision is a decision that doesn’t make sense but you just have faith that everything will work out. That’s when all the facts are saying you should not make that decision but you do it anyway and you stick with it. Your friends, your family, and the naysayers will tell you no but you won’t listen. It takes guts to make a destiny decision. Others won’t understand it but you will.

To be great, you have to be willing to be unreasonable. Just as, to be great is to be misunderstood. Be decisive when it comes to chasing greatness and don’t over analyze things. When you have faith, you’re free to proceed. Make decisions quickly when it falls in line with your vision and don’t change your mind every 2 seconds. Stick with it. Be resilient and persevere. Remember why you said yes the first time and make it work. Even if it doesn’t work out you will learn and you will get better.

Working for your destiny is different than working a job. When you work for your job, you have instant motivation. You do your assigned tasks, and you get to keep your job. You obey and work for 2 weeks to get a paycheck. That’s employee motivation. When you make a destiny decision, there’s no boss. Your dream is your boss. Your dream has to be big enough to force you to do what’s necessary and have discipline. Your dream has to be bigger than all the obstacles along the way. Have grit, be resilient, persevere and it will be worth it.

There’s a destiny within all of us. No matter our circumstances. We may not be the person who can fulfill that destiny as we are presently constructed. But we grow into it as we say yes to it. The timing and conditions will never be perfect, you must take a leap of faith and just do it.

Learn, Earn, Return

Here’s a quick backstory on myself. I attended University of South Florida as a student-athlete. One particular evening, the athletic department hosted a networking event to connect the student-athletes with the university’s top donors.  I was very ecstatic for this opportunity because I’ve always had aspirations to become wealthy and wanted to have a millionaire mentor.

At the event, the host introduced all the donors and I listened attentively to their background to decide which one that I would focus on getting connected with. I was able to pick out the one who I thought was the most successful and the one that I would want to be like. After having a conservation with him, I was able to get his personal cellphone number and successfully set up an appointment to have lunch with him. During the lunch, he taught me the concept of Learn, Earn, Return. Before meeting with him, I had never heard of it before.

Here’s how he explained it to me:

The first phase is to learn. By learning and getting educated, you will have knowledge. Everyone must learn something and be able to apply that knowledge into a marketable skill. That’s why we go to school to pick up a trade.

Second, you need to earn. After graduation, you get a job or start a business. Accumulate as much wealth as possible ethically by maximizing your potential in your respective field.

Third, return what you’ve earned. Give back to the less fortunate, to your community, your church and to causes that you care about.

After he explained that concept to me, I understood why he has donated so much money to the university and agreed to meet with me. He was in the return phase in his journey.  He wanted to share what God has blessed him with and be a blessing to others. He was a philanthropist.

At the conclusion of our meeting, I had a meaningful reason to strive for wealth. Initially, I wanted wealth for selfish reasons but now I wanted to help others. No matter what title we may hold today, it’s important to strive to become a philanthropist at some point in our lives.

Begin, Believe, Become!

The proper way to approach opportunities or attacking your goals is to simply begin. Begin by starting where you are and go! Have a plan of course, but a plan without execution is simply a wish list.

If you don’t take actionable steps to execute, you’ll never know whether or not something is for you. By beginning, you take the necessary steps to build belief. Have faith that God will provide and will come through for you whenever your back is against the wall. Believe that you are destined for great things and all is possible through Christ. Simply begin and you’ll learn and grow along the way. As a great philosopher once said, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

Belief is built on experiences. To have experiences, you have to DO! Even if you fail, you will gain self-awareness that will help you have belief in your next venture.

Begin, Believe, Become is a formula. Muhammad Ali said, “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” The key is, you must begin, the belief will follow and then you become.

God First

You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. – Proverbs 19:21 NLT.

Have your thoughts, desires, and actions in will with God by bringing your plans to God and seek His approval first. There’s no true happiness in anything you may accomplished if God is not a part of it. Have God’s blessing and give Him the glory in all that you do for that in His name all is possible.

Matthew 6:33 NLT says, seek the kingdom of God above all else and live righteously and you will have everything you need.

Seek His will in all you do and He will show you which path to take. – Proverbs 3:6 NLT.


Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.

People in our society go about success in different ways. Just as beauty, success is in the eye of the beholder. Do what’s makes you happy. As long as you’re successful in your eyes and secure in who you are, you are successful. At the same time, if you are ambitious, and want more than just a safe and secure life, go for it.

Feel free to be who you really are and achieve what you really want. That’s success. Just because someone don’t view success the same way that you do, doesn’t make them any less successful. We were born in this world unique and our purpose is unique. Be comfortable in your unique self.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


Over the years, I’ve invested a lot in my personal development. This blog is simply a way for me to share what I’ve learned and what I’m currently learning along the way. Hopefully you feel inspired or learn from what I have to share.