Quote of the Week

During the last week Kim and I were watching the movie “The Iron Lady”. It was about Mrs Margaret Thatcher and reflected on her time in office as a long serving Prime Minster for the United Kingdom.

One of the quotes that came up in the movie was:

“Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.”
― Tryon Edwards

I thought it was thought provoking…..


Do you believe that your thoughts control your destiny?

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Attila Ovari is an Entrepreneur that loves life and is passionate about adventure. Attila Ovari writes, speaks and coaches to inspire others to better themselves through following their passions and chasing their dreams. He has developed his passions of inspiration, leadership and strategy into strengths through his businesses and community pursuits.

Posted on Thursday, 21 Mar 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I do believe that our thoughts control our destiny. I wish I could control my thoughts a little more! 🙂 I guess I am destined not to!!! 🙂

  2. I have yet to watch the film.While acknowledging the quote in the movie, I see the linkage somewhat differently.

    Our thoughts solidify into beliefs over time. Our beliefs colour our habits as also our intentions. Both these ultimately decide our purpose.


  3. Amazing film. Thoughts have everything to do with it and it also fuels determination in turn. Nothing happens if you don’t dream or think big.

  4. Hi Attila – thanks for following my blog and for the interesting insights you’re sharing here. I was just remembering how my 7th grade English teacher had us all memorize the poem “If You Think You Are Beaten You Are”. How we think about our potential for success or our abilities has a huge impact on how we feel about ourselves, what goals we choose, what risks we take, and ultimately who we become as people. It’s an important point – thanks for putting it out there!

  5. In part, yes – I think our thoughts control our destiny as we more often than not act upon them.

  6. I do believe that our thoughts control our destiny. Our destiny can be success or failure depending on what direction our thoughts are going. Negative thinking will keep us from reaching our goals while positive thinking will empower us to reach our goals.

    • Well Summed up…. So any ideas how we can have positive thoughts?

      • People tend to have more negative thoughts than positive thoughts. Once I realized that my thinking was mostly negative, I started to consciously be aware of what I was thinking and replaced any negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Using positive affirmations is really helpful. When I wake up in the morning, I used to think about all the bad things that were going to happen that day and it was hard to get out of bed. As the day progressed, I became more miserable and never accomplished much. Now I start the day by telling myself what a great day it is going to be, no matter how I feel and it energizes me all through the day. Being positive is not easy, it is a process that requires work and time, but it does become part of you. I used to be negative most of the time, but now I am positive most of the time, so I know it works.

      • That is a great tool to use to be positive. Positive self talk in the morning is one of my favourites. I also have affirmations and rad my mission each day. You are very smart to have such a great self reflection of yourself.

  7. There’s a really old book called, “As a Man Thinketh” but he makes the case that any trouble we encounter in our lives all stems from wrong thinking. I do believe thoughts have a lot of bearing on our lives.

  8. I sure hope they do, if you mean destiny as in the course and/or the direction of our lives. Yes, Yes I do.

  9. I absolutely believe in this! For me currently, I am working on becoming a morning exerciser. The thoughts have been there for awhile and now that purpose is being put into action. Working on getting the action to become a habit, which will take a few weeks.

  10. To some extent, thoughts do control our destiny but we also have human will which would also make us decide what our next action will be and as a result, shape our destiny. If ever thought control is really 100%, I know that schizophrenics have it as a very serious symptom.

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