28 April 2017
Do you believe in destiny? It’s a big question and one that I’ve given much thought.
After my avalanche experience many years ago, I’ve often said that your last thoughts in life won’t be about what you achieved; they will be about the chances you didn’t take and the opportunities you missed. Having been buried under feet of snow and had to face the very real possibility that this is the end, I can tell you that the last thing on my mind was what I had achieved.
My thoughts were firmly on my family, the people I love, and the opportunities that I wish I had taken.
Looking back at my life before the avalanche, there is a clear difference in perspective. Had the worst have happened that day, would I have felt like I’d done enough, not just for myself, but for those around me?
Rather than feeling regret, focus on doing the things you are destined to do and be the person you are destined to be. Believe you are here to make a difference to your community, or to improve the world around you, what steps do you need to take to get there and do these things?
I have no doubt that most of us believe in destiny to some extent. We need to know that there is a reason why we do things and why we are here. But I don’t believe in a destiny that can’t be changed, or one that is set in stone.
When we first started UKFast, I couldn’t have dreamed we would be where we are today. But at the same time, as we have grown and developed and moved into new markets and directions, I’ve always followed my heart and created a business that stays true to my values and believes.
In my opinion, destiny is flexible, as long as you make space for it in your life. If you are too set on your ways and plans, you’ll miss the opportunities to get you to where you really want to be. After all, the problem with these opportunities is that they tend to arrive without a warning!