You are determined to choose your own destiny. Your mind is made up.
In life, we tend to spend a lot of time focusing on getting and having, and less time focusing on giving and being. Life is busy and hectic, and we're all under pressure to do more, get more and achieve more. This is a time, however, when the universe is urging you to focus a little more on giving and being. Being in the moment and enjoying what is happening now is a very important part of our lives. Without it, we would miss many of the joyful things that are right in front of us. If you're too busy looking at the forest, you won't see the trees.
Mentors are not always right. You need to think critically about their advice, not just accept it blindly.