Some people believe their life is predetermined from the day they were born. If they somehow come to believe they are destined for failure, they stop trying to succeed. In their mind, there’s no point.
In my opinion, our lives are predetermined but the one who determines it, is us. Your destiny isn’t a fixed point. It’s always changing based on your actions which is largely based on your beliefs about what’s possible.
If you believe you are destined to be a failure and you do the things that failures do, you’ll very likely end up being a failure. If you believe you’re destined for greatness and you do the things highly successful people do, you’ll likely do well in life.
The challenge is when you take your hands off the steering wheel, your life will naturally head in the wrong direction. Decide who you want to be, what sort of life you want to experience, and keep that as your main focus.
A desired life doesn’t happen by accident; it happens by choice.