I am indebted to commenter "Suz" over at Chant du Depart for the following quote. I do not know them, but hope my attribution makes it back to them.
"Follow your destiny.
You don't have a right to the cards you believe you should be dealt.
You have an obligation to play the hell out of the hand you get."
- (I have seen the quote attributed to a Marcia White and a Cheryl Strayed, and so note them both. Regardless, it is a brilliant quote.)