I belong to me. On the balance between self-determination and the determination of others.
From Sabine Walter
Are you self-determined? Yes? No? Good, then I'll ask the question differently: To what percentage are you self-determined? This question can be answered intuitively or after some reflection. Let's take the second path together and take the first step of this path with the question "What is self-determination?
What is self-determination?
To do this, we break down the word "self-determination" into its individual parts: "self" and "determination". In order to be able to answer the question posed at the beginning, we first need to clarify the following questions. Who am I? Who do I want to be? What makes me who I am? What are my needs? What makes me happy? What fulfils me? What is my destiny?
I admit, this thought experiment has a tendency to be philosophical and yet it is crucial to our everyday lives. Only when we know who we are, what makes us tick, what our destiny, our goal in life is, do we have a chance to live in a self-determined way.
Was what you do professionally always your dream or did you just slide into it? Does it fill you up? Do you do it out of habit or because of financial necessity? Is the content of the task really exciting? Are you fascinated by the corporate culture? Do you feel comfortable with your colleagues? Or is it the company car and the familiar routine that keep you?
Confidence in one's own self as a turning point
But knowledge alone is not enough, it also needs the Trust in one's own selfto want to go this way and achieve the goal of life. Because Only then will the courage grow to take time for it and to defend one's own schedule against outside influence.
Many of us are very often caught in the hamster wheel of external determination. Job, family, house & garden, social obligations, ... It is up to each of us to turn the wheel at our own rhythm, our own speed, to initiate changes of direction or even to get off the hamster wheel. It is easier with a clear view of one's own self and what is really close to one's heart.
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