Self-determination can help change your thinking habits. But equally, changing your thinking habits can improve your self-determination – it works both ways! Self-determination can help you create new ideas for personal discovery. Yet because of the change in times and language undergoing so much change, the meaning of this word has also been changed; now this word has the connotation of happiness, inquisitiveness, or positive reception. Self-determination is the outcome of the positive outlook on life. A person can feel passionate only if the state of mind is confident as it has a positive undertone, which is the result of healthy thinking. A person can feel self-determined only when one can indoctrinate the feeling of love, unity, altruism and find happiness in all the unimportant incidences of life.
Self-determination puts one on the right path to achieve success as one can attain it only when one practices positive thinking and self-control. The development of self rests upon the ability of the individual to develop the right spirit and practice it. For building the self-confidence of an individual it is important to have the taste of both the success and failures. Self-determination works on the principle of over-riding the negativity in the individual and making the positive self of the individual thrive at the cost of the negative self. The person can strive hard for developing his positive self by practicing various techniques such as, meditation, yoga, long walks, breathing exercise, proper diet, and naturopathy.
Positive outlook can be attained by the means of motivation. Emotions also play an important role in development of the self. Self-development also is initiated by the process of optimistic thinking. Meditation is the best way to enhance your creativity and self. Meditation is necessary for the refreshment of the body and soul of an individual. Meditation helps an individual to develop self-control, which is needed to hinder the negative and pessimistic view of life and prosper the inner self and work on your strengths. Yoga also enables the individual to strengthen the body and spirit and help in the process of self-development.
Emotions control our attitude; and gestures speak for us, so whatever the mindset of the person is reflected in his or her deeds. The person through regular hard work can strive to attain his or her ambitions and aspirations. The body and mind has to be freed from all the negative energy and the motivating force for the attainment of this objective should be development of self and for one’s own prosperity. Having the right attitude is essential for the person is essential for his own betterment and for his nearer and dearer ones as when the person is in bliss and is tranquil he or she tends to be happy, which even affects the individuals associated with it.
For developing the right attitude the inner voice of the individual should be given considerate importance. Inner voice of the person can be both negative and positive. But it is the individual to decide which to listen to for the prosperity and realisation of one’s goal. If one is to have self-determination, then the inner voice needs to be positive and reassuring. It is difficult to have self-determination if the inner voice is telling you how lacking you are all the time. Likewise, if you have self-determination to succeed, then you have the control over what inner voice you listen to. You can either choose to listen to the positive, and commence an upward spiral of increased self-determination and positive inner talk, or you can choose to listen to the negative, and commence a downward spiral of decreasing self-determination and doubt. I know what voice I am going to choose – positive inner voice and self-determination any day!