Self Determination begins with SELF!


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?

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“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

Β is most emphatically – you.”

~ Penny L Howe, 2014

27 thoughts on “Self Determination begins with SELF!

  1. 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.

    • 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.) πŸ™‚ xo

    • 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? πŸ™‚

    • 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! πŸ™‚

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  3. 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.

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