Wouldn’t it be great if there was a self determination button. You see it sparkling out there in front of you. You reach out and hit the button, and just like magic – you become self determined and ready to take charge of your life.
Well, guess what? There is one. More of a metaphorical button than a physical one, but it’s still real. And it works too.
Self determination begins when you begin asking questions for yourself. Of yourself, of others. And once you get the answers, you act on them. You don’t wait for someone else. YOU make it happen.
So push the button, ask that first question. Here’s a good question to start off with: Do I feel good about myself and where I am in my life? Another good question: What can I do about it?
“There will always be those who support you
and those who don’t – more than a few,
but the one person in your life
you should know you can count on
is most emphatically – you.”
~ Penny L Howe, 2014
27 thoughts on “Self Determination begins with SELF!”
Sometimes the frustration of waiting is the worst…making the decision is easy as is getting it set in motion in some cases…but the scuffing your heels and passing time is mos’ def’ the worst.
Hey SteJ. Yeah, universally speaking, waiting sucks, big time. Summing it up here, my dear friend! xx
Wonderful reminder Penny!
Thank you LuAnn! Hoping your week is being a great one for you guys! 🙂
Yes, we need to push our own buttons, not wait for them to be pushed. We are in charge of our destinies. 🙂
I like your words here, Debby. That is a big truth, not letting others push our buttons! 🙂
I have an easy button at my desk at work.
I need to get me a self determination button too.
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
I have an easy button too RoSy, and a “I don’t really want to do this but if I don’t nobody else will” button and an “Alright that’s just about enough of this crap” button (it’s my favorite one, I have an extra one of those if you need to borrow it. (Although I have a hunch you have that button also.) 🙂 xo
This is perfect, thank you.
Hi Valentine, thank you. I agree, I wish self determination was like the sticky stuff on the back of those little reminder tabs. So determination would stick to me right along with my insecurities, that would be really handy, don’t you think? 🙂
Self determination start with self,
It makes me remind what i have to do,
Hi Mahid. I’m so glad. It’s one of those things we women have to remind ourselves of frequently. I certainly do! Thank you for stopping by and commenting, I do appreciate it, and you! 🙂
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Hi! Not surprised you agree with me, of course you are a pretty self determined guy (I’m thinking)! 🙂 Hope your week is going well for you.
Hahahhaahaha… most people just call me bull-headed. 😀
Thanks, Penny — have a great week 🙂
Indeed, you can always rely on yourself… Thanks Penny have a wonderful day!
Hi Ute, thank you. Hope your week has been going well and that you are enjoying beautiful summer weather my dear friend! xx
Wonderful statement, thank you, Penny.
Hi John, thank you right back! Hope your week is going well for you! 🙂
I was just writing my post for tomorrow morning because I will be out and won’t have time, and I saw this. I had to use your quote at the end as it is in a similar vein to my post. I hope you don’t mind, and I have linked back to here.
Of course not. Thank you, Alastair!
Thank you 🙂 Good night Penny
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Coming at the perfect time!! TY ….
Thanks Horty. Never a wrong time for an extra dose of inspiration, my friend. 🙂
Hi there!! Hugs!!