Each person has his or her own path to follow. Whether called fate or not, certain factors related to your situation may be beyond your control. How should we contend with fate, and pattern our lives accordingly? What if we were to think, “This is the fate I was born with; I will accept it without a struggle.” That doesn’t necessarily mean you should surrender to your fate, but rather take a positive view and work to improve it as best you can. Then your true life’s path will open up and you will find happiness and a purpose in life.
By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation