Friday, July 3, 2009

How to Build Your Self-Determination?

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” – Mahatma Gandhi.

What is Self-Determination?

Self-determination is a cluster of several skills, abilities, knowledge, beliefs, traits and talents that enable people to engage themselves with tons of self-confidence. It comes from your inner strength and courage. It helps to take on the challenges and changes in life with head on. It strengthens your inner belief to take the battle to its logical end. Self-determination is something hidden which can be demonstrated through actions not by external appearance.

Importance of Self-Determination:

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” - Vincent T. Lombardi

Self-determination is necessary to succeed in life. Self-determination helps in equipping you with necessary strength and courage to meet the day-to-day challenges in your life. Hannibal rightly said, “We will either find a way or make one.”

Self-determination is required to break your conditioned thinking. People, by continuous reading and experience, tend to develop a particular mindset which is hard to break. As the world is changing rapidly with changing technology, people have to develop adaptability to survive in the cut throat competitive world. Self-determination plays a crucial role in breaking the traditional barriers and boundaries.

How to Build Self-Determination?

“Every man is the architect of his own fortune.” - Sallust

• Take an ideal and successful person as a role model and draw inspiration.
• Don’t let past failures haunt you. Learn lessons from failures and try again with optimism and confidence.
• Always look for positive elements in every adversity, defeat or sorrow.
• Be clear about your goals and vision. Find out what you want clearly and create a blueprint to achieve.
• Be sympathetic and empathetic with others.
• Concentrate only on your efforts and energies, not on results.
• Monitor your progress and take continuous feedback.
• Always take care of your mental and physical health.
• Never entertain cynicism and pessimism to creep in your mind.
• Always look for solutions and don’t brood too much on problems.
• Always associate with positive people as it generates positive vibes.
• And finally trust in God.


“I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.” - Ralph Abernathy

Self-determination helps you build your hidden potential and you can unleash the same for achieving all-round success as and when required. It is a magical key to success. It turns your adversities into opportunities. To put it in the words of Edward Gibbon, “The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.” To sum up, self-determination helps you in becoming an influential personality thus bringing difference in the lives of others.

The End


Tomasz said...

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udyan said...

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thank you...

Anonymous said...

wah... so many sayings