Development and Self Determination


Development and Self Determination

For the development of the self, the most important thing that has to be kept in mind is to know one’s own self. Self- awareness, self-determination, self- esteem, self- perception, and self- control when varied with balanced thought and optimistic outlook creates a true definition of self-development. The first step that should be taken to shape up the life is to start accepting your weaknesses. The more you will know about yourself, the more your life will become happier. If you will not know about yourself, you will always be under threat from the external factors. By knowing your vices and virtues, you can develop yourself as you can work on the area where you lack the most. For example, if you make an outline of a painting with a chalk, but do not fill it with attractive colors, your painting will not be a complete and appealing one. Similarly, you can add flavor and color to your life by knowing yourself completely. One should also accept criticism if he or she is at fault. By accepting it, you can know what the areas where you can improve yourself so that others admire and appreciate your potentials.


Moreover, to achieve self development, one should not pay much attention on social notions as they destroys one’s rational faculty and people start believing in them. When people are trapped by these taboos, they often feel guilt and shame and this result in hampering their thought processes. Inner voice can only be heard when our mind is tension-free and we have a peace of mind. Our inner self guides us to take the steps correctly and cautiously so that we can develop ourselves in the proper sense. In addition, if some people are discussing about something that irritates you, try to question your inner self that why their conversation annoyed you. This will help you to realize things that annoys you the most and accordingly, you can make changes to improve your behavior and outlook towards your weaknesses.

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Self-esteem is also an important ingredient that helps in pouring confidence and enthusiasm in oneself. If you will be having high self-esteem, you will realize that with the change of time, you have become independent and have gained the power to control your frustration. Moreover, self-esteem helps in controlling your positive and evil emotions so that you can show your weaknesses to the world and at the same time try to overcome with your negative aspects. Willpower and self-determination are important for an entity to develop the self. It keeps you strong and gives you the power to control the emotions and feelings, which results in leading a happy life. If you will always be repenting on your past experiences, you will never become successful in life. You should move ahead in life and forget the sorrowful moments as recalling the bad experiences of the past will act as an obstacle in the development of your personality.


Being fit also aids in shaping the life. Take for instance an example that if a person is lethargic, he or she will always find ways of not doing anything and sitting idle. On the other hand, if you are physically fit, you will automatically have a healthy mind. When a person has a tension-free and happy mind, he can concentrate properly on the weak areas and work on them with a positive and enthusiastic approach.


Last but not the least, it is often observed that people who work for the betterment of the society as a whole lead a happy life. These kinds of people do not complain of what they don’t have in life. Rather, they thank the Almighty for His support and love. The happy people believe in the concept that life is short, it is better to do something good for oneself and for others.

Conduct and Self Determination

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Conduct and Self Determination

Learning how to reform your conduct, which makes up your behaviors and habits, can help you successfully maintain self-determination. When you reform your ways, likely you will follow find the strength to advance into the future to find your success. Don’t waste precious time patronizing or allowing others to patronize you, rather find the positive, and use it to your advantage. You cannot change anyone but yourself. Many people make this major mistake in relationships. They often focus on changing their mate rather than changing their ways. The main thing you need to do is to hold on to your self-determination and reform your habits, learn to trust, and respect you so that you grow strong.

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Some beneficial conducts you may want to develop is a chaste. Chaste is a pure individual, innocent of lies, or other behaviors that create negative emotional charges. Thus, honesty is a policy you want to conform, relate, and stand up to make your skills stronger. Trustworthy is another good quality. When you demonstrate trustworthy to others, they will honor you and feel good about discussing issues they may have with you. You will find that people are more willing to follow your lead when you are trustworthy.

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Virtuous and honest person is someone with righteous qualities, yet not someone that uses biblical commands to their advantage. When you have virtue, you show upright conduct, moral traits, etc that makes others want to fall in your lap and ask you how did you do it? By developing these qualities, you will inspire others to join you. As people, we are by nature gregarious. By this, I mean we as humans will find it difficult when we isolate from others, especially if we are close with others. As humans, we need to love and feel loved. We have a need to express and show and seek companionship, yet our social skills are something we need to review to make sure others will welcome us. Again, you want to build chaste, virtues and other useful qualities that will guarantee take you to success. Therefore, you can develop self-determination if you are willing to work in harmony with the self. When you have synchronization, you can make anything happen.

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Moreover, when you focus on the here and now you boost your ability to use your commonsense. Practically, human development is a long process, so hang tuff, and hold on to self-determination. You may use commonsense to compare what your child will need to make you happy. For instance, compare a child to you so that you see the balance and medium of taking care of you, i.e. the equilibrium. Would you like to lie around in wet clothes? Logically, you would not. This is an example, since surely no loving parent is going to permit their child insufficient care by letting them rest in a wet diaper. Therefore, use commonsense when you are taking care of you.

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You may not realize it but if you are adjusting, you are dealing with some negative emotions buried in your subconscious mind. These fears develop and hide frustration, uncertainty and the fear of failure. By ignoring these emotions, you only set yourself up for failure. Turn this around by removing any doubts you may have. If you have doubts of your ability, reach inside of you and make an assessment to determine where the doubt is coming from within you. Spending time with you will help you to grow stronger and hold onto your self-determination. You can also ask someone you trust to help you reach inside to find answers. The person can give you some support.