Your destiny is determined by your own actions. Through righteous actions, the mind is purified and a pure mind results in an awakening of jnana (spiritual wisdom). When you offer worship to God in the morning, you must offer your obeisance to whatever work you propose to do. You must pray to the presiding deity of Karma (action): “Let me do today only pure, purposeful and helpful actions.” The circumstances of your birth are a result of past actions. Action (Karma), Birth (Janma), Righteousness (Dharma) and the secret of life (Marma) are all connected with Divinity (Brahman). They are like the four walls of a building. The first wall is Karma (action). One should not act as his fancies dictate. Before doing anything, you should consider whether it is proper or improper. Nothing should be done in haste on the impulse of the moment. Only then your actions will be sathwik and free from rajasic and tamasic stains.