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The Self Determination Secret That’ll Propel You Forward in Life

Self-determination helps you build your hidden potential

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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.

The Importance of Self-Determination

Self-determination is necessary to succeed in life.  Self-determination helps in equipping you with the 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 cutthroat competitive world. Self-determination plays a crucial role in breaking the traditional barriers and boundaries.

“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

How to Build Self-Determination?

  • 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 it.
  • 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 into 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.

Self-determination helps you build your hidden potential and you can unleash the same to achieve 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 become an influential personality thus making a difference in the lives of others. 

Professor M.S. Rao, Ph.D. is the Father of “Soft Leadership” and the Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He is an International Leadership Guru with forty years of experience and the author of fifty books including the award-winning ‘See the Light in You’ URL: https://www.amazon.com/See-Light-You-Spiritual-Mindfulness/dp/1949003132. He is a C-Suite advisor and global keynote speaker. He brings a strategic eye and long-range vision given his multifaceted professional experience including military, teaching, training, research, consultancy, and philosophy. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. He is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine. He trains a new generation of leaders through leadership education and publications.

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