Stories aren't perfect pictures of the world, but they allow us to succeed for this very reason. They can keep us going and become prophecy. You weren't "born" to do anything in particular, but when your story says you were "born" to do something, you perform better and persist.

After all, it's your destiny.

— Eric Barker, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong