Destiny vs Fate
The other day on the radio the DJ while trying to be funny asked if there was a difference between destiny and fate. Although no discussion actually occurred on the subject it got me thinking, and I think there is a difference.
I look at destiny as being the strategy for this lifetime and fate being the tactics. Looking back at my life my destiny has been one of success and accomplishments. I was the top mathematics student at my high school, winning numerous awards. I played several sports wining the most improved award as a freshman in football. I graduated from college with 2 degrees, comp sci and statistics, later on I received my MBA. I was an exchange student to Italy, i have traveled to Ireland, London, Germany, Aruba , Cancun, Tahiti, the Bahamas, and several places in the states. I am married to a woman who loves me, I have a daughter who thinks I am the best dad in the world. I am developing a relationship with a woman who thinks I am brilliant.
It sounds like a dream life, a destiny that most would envy. But looking back at my fate nothing has come easy. Coming from a small rural town and having very poor parents who didn't know how to deal with an above average intelligent child put me in the position having to take control of my life from an early age. Dealing with other kids who were merciless because I was different, to doing my parents tax forms for them so I could make the financial aide deadlines for college. To having 13 cents left over to live on after paying the monthly bills. To spending 15 years in the computer industry and watching the last 3 companies I worked for go bankrupt and missing out on the stock options. It has been hard work after hard work to to get where I am now.
And even now things are not coming easy. At the brink of finally getting an RCFE up and running we are out money. Living day by day to see if something will come through or if I will have to go back to work for some one else.
But I know that something will work out because my destiny has shown that I have successes and accomplishments over the long run. My fate has shown that it won't come easy.
I do believe there is a difference between destiny and fate and if I don't give up my destiny will win over my fate.
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