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Character Is Destiny

May 23rd, 2008 . by admin

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Most of us have this supernatural ability, the ability to foretell a person future just by looking at the person.

How many times have you look at a person and straight away, you can tell whether this person is going to have a bright or lousy future? This person may be your neighbour, your friend, your colleague or even a stranger. Just by watching his/her character, you can already tell his/her future.


Perhaps you have heard about the sentence "When the going gets tough, the tough gets going .". For some people, when the situation gets tougher with more problems and obstacles, that person become more determined to solve it.

There are many such tough people in the past and living in the present, one of which is Olivia Lum, the CEO of Hyflux company. She is an orphan and adopted at birth. The woman who adopted her is an old lady who later gambled away her house. At the age of 15, Olivia came to Singapore, penniliess, looking for a secondary school. She managed to work part time and support herself through 9 years of schooling until she graduated from university in 1986.

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If you are in her shoes, what will you do? Your character will determine what decision you will make. Each decision you make in your life, determine the result you will get. You are now what you are because of the decisions you have or have not make in the past. Making no decision is a decision itself.


There is a saying that most family business will not last more than 3 generations. The first generation build the business from scratch. The second generation maintain it. The last generation squander it.

The first generation experience the hardship of building the business. The second generation saw how hard their fathers build the business from scratch. The third generation is born rich when the business is successful. The last generation never experience hardship and take everything for granted.

Your past experience shapes the way you see things. If you comes from a poor family, you will see money as very important. If you come from a rich family, you may not value money as much as a poor person.


Different people values different things in life. Some people like women values their family more than their jobs. People start valuing their health when they are sick.

What you values will determine the decision you make in life. A person who value money more than his pride, may betray his friends, family or even his nation for the sake of money. A woman who highly values his family, will find a job that will not affect her family life.

Different people with different values, will see things differently. The same event means differently to different people because of different values in each individual.

Fate = Character + Experience + Values

Whether your fate is good or bad depends on your character, your experience and your values. Your decision in life are affected by these 3 factors. 

A woman who is bought up in a traditional family where the father is the bread winner and the mother is a housewife, will value family more than work. Her childhood experience tells her to value family more than career. This woman will not become a career woman and she will not earn a lot of money.

Another woman who comes from a family where her mother is a career woman. She will in turn feel that her career is more important than a family. She may even marry a man who can take care of the family chores.

Like making a cake, you can adjust the type and amount of each ingredients like eggs and flour, to make the most delicious cake. You, too can adjust your fate and destiny by adjusting these 3 factors : character, experience and value.

Like learning from others on how to bake a delicious cake, you can also learn from other people on how to make your life a successful one. Watch and learn.

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