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27 APRIL 2021 WorldWide Drilling Resource ® Words of Wisdom from the Ages ~ Destiny & Outcomes by Tim Connor , “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, it is something to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan Who or what is in control of your life, your future, your destiny? Is it the past? A previous or current relationship? A former mistake, failure, or success? A recent accomplishment? Avoidance of rejection? Or something or someone else? Everyone lives each minute of each day according to a few rules, expectations, beliefs, behaviors, and/or attitudes. Some of them are the need for the approval of others, the passion to contribute, the need for survival, the hope for success and happiness, the desire for security, and so many others. This year, what will be a few of the primary current or past contributors - either people or circumstances - that will have a significant impact on your future life and destiny? , “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover!” ~ Mark Twain This quote relates to far too many people. They wait, make excuses, blame, they lack courage, live with guilt and regret, or they focus on the wrong goals or motives. I know, I am guilty. As life pro- ceeds, the price of this approach is too high. Waiting is stupid. Dreams, goals, hopes, plans, and desires happen only when we act. We are here for a short time, and then we are gone forever. What are you waiting for? What are you putting off? What are your excuses to fix, change, start, or stop something in your life? Who are you waiting for and why? Oh, so many questions! , “Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men.” ~ Thomas Huxley Every action, choice, decision, atti- tude, behavior, and yes, inaction, has a consequence. Some happen immediate- ly, while others can take years to play out. Some outcomes are positive, while others are negative. We can’t control every outcome from every circumstance, but we can do our part to try and con- tribute to better consequences. The approach we use is what matters. Your choices - you can only use your mind, education, and experience. You can only use your heart and emotions, or you can only use your divine guidance. The answer to improving the life conse- quences and outcomes within your con- trol is using all three as a guide - a blending of mind, heart, and spirit as you choose, decide, and act - and move into your future hoping for better life outcomes. In His service, Tim Tim Connor may be contacted via e-mail to michele@