Self Determination




‘We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.’
Jesse Owens

Every day we are faced with countless little decisions. We choose how we respond. With the possession of willpower and self discipline we are more likely to respond in a positive, life enhancing way. We may wish to go for a walk, knowing how good it is for our health and how wonderful we feel afterwards, but we feel too lazy, and prefer to watch TV instead. We might be aware of the fact that we need to change our eating habits or stop smoking, but we do not have the inner power and persistence to change these habits.


Will power is the ability to overcome laziness and procrastination. It is the ability to control or reject unnecessary or harmful impulses. It is the ability to arrive at a decision and follow it with perseverance until its successful accomplishment. It is the inner power that overcomes the desire to indulge in unnecessary and useless habits, and the inner strength that overcomes inner emotional and mental resistance for taking action. It is one of the corner stones of success.

Self discipline is the companion of will power. It gives us the stamina to persevere in whatever we do. It gives us the ability to withstand hardships and difficulties, whether physical, emotional or mental. It grants the ability to reject immediate satisfaction, in order to gain something better, but, which requires effort and time.

An effective way for improving these abilities is by taking action. By doing the things that you usually do not like to do, or feel too lazy to do, you overcome your subconscious resistance. As muscles get stronger by lifting weights, so inner strength is gained by overcoming inner resistance.

These skills are vital for achieving success. They give us more control over our life, help us change and improve habits, and are essential for self improvement. And remember, to take the easy way out too often leads you to live a life of mediocrity, constantly disappointing yourself… Until one day, you look back in regret.

Overcome your resistance  today by doing that thing you have been avoiding for awhile now. Today could be the day you commit to changing for the better…..the choice is yours and only yours to choose to make a better life.

“Destiny is not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
William Jennings Bryant


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