— How much control do you think you have over your fate?
I think I have 100% of control over my fate. I think my fate is determined by what I do when faced with an obstacle. Yes there are a lot of obstacles that will come into play through out my life, but what I do when the obstacle is presented to me is entirely up to me. Your fate is never set in stone or provided to you so you know what is actually going to happen. But by controlling what you do in life and being yourself is how you will reach your own fate.
— Do you feel your fate is already predetermined by your lineage — your parents and ancestors? Or do you feel you are in the driver’s seat in determining your own success?
I think your family place a big part in your life. Your mother and father teach you everyday what they have learned and try to set you in the right path to succeed. Just because my parents and other ancestors where successful doesn't mean it's just going to be given to me. Everyone fails over and over again in there life, your parents have, and their parents have, and now it's time for you to do the same. There may be many similarity between you and your ancestors but in the end it's up to you to determine how you are going to live your life.
— The author makes the argument that “the compulsion to strive, the talent to prosper and the ability to overcome failure are strongly inherited.” Do you think you inherited these qualities? Or do you think you had to develop them on your own?
I think that I did in fact inherited some quality like this. But at the same time I think even though you have these qualities it's up to you to apply them in your life. Everyone has the power to strive for greatness, you just actually have to try and do it. I think my father and mother have taught me how to strive, and to be able to over come failure. But the only person that can actually apply that to my life is myself.