What’s going on jewels?!
I decided to break down the word self-determination. The suffix ‘tion’ means the act of; the prefix ‘de’ means out of; the root word term is the exact meaning or a word to describe someone; and finally, ‘in’ is the position within something.
After breaking down the word, I came up with my own personal definition of self-determination. It is the act of removing oneself from the ideas/ideals of society – being yourself- being u(you)nique.
A wise man once said “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
We allow society’s standards to control who we are, control what we think, control what we do; and in that we start to conform.
Then, you hear words like “you’re not qualified, you’re not smart enough, you’re not cute enough…”
In response we start to think of ourselves as a failure and in return we eventually give up on ourselves.
Well I’m here to tell you that self-determination is all you need to set yourself apart.
Take yourself from the ‘I think I can’ and give yourself the ‘I KNOW I can’ mentality.
So what you’ve had failed interviews, failed relationships, failing grades, failed WHATEVER! Tell yourself that you are not the failures that happened, but you ARE what you choose to become.
Don’t be afraid of disaster – with self-determination comes the belief in your ability to overcome. Don’t give up, you MUST try – even if that means again, again, again, and again.
I’ll end with these words spoken by another wise person. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Remember my fellow Jewels, self-determination is key to your well-being, your success, and your own identify.