Self-Determining, Again

An extension of the reflection from yesterday’s post on self-determination:

We set our self-determining course in life by having the following sequence in this order.  A long-term and meaningful purpose, a positive mindset in the present, from taking decisive and learned actions as we progress, with upholding a genuine consideration of relationships with others and our continuously evolving capacity to learn from each experience.

Circumstances, conditions, relationships, potential and opportunity vary widely at every turn.  Your self-determining method of proceeding on the course does not.  We learn best and gain wisdom in sequenced patterns of learning, reflecting, doing, then repeating with what we have learned.  This is as simple as ready, aim, fire and not ready, fire, then aim.

To be self-determining is to continuously improve in your learning pattern.  Resiliency, depth of reasoning and depth of choice gathered as you proceed increase the probability of success as you grow with each learned experience.

Remember here what Goethe stated, “everything is hard until it is easy.”  A pattern of self-determined learning is building the competence to positively impact the focus of your efforts on what matters most.

Who is wise? One who learns from every man…

Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations…

Who is rich? One who is satisfied with his lot…

Who is honorable? One who honors his fellows.”

—  Ben Zoma  —


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