We write our own destiny. We become what we do. (Madame Chiang Kai-shek, late Chinese political figure)
Making choices through life pretty well determines what we become. Choices result in actions; we make a choice and we move on. The sum of those choices establishes our character and our reputation. We are affected by others, to be sure, but their influence cannot control our activity or destiny without our choosing. Stand firm in what is right, making choices carefully.
You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. (Psalm 73:24)