To have determination is to have resolve and willpower. Do you believe that you are in control over your thoughts and actions? We are all in control of them if we choose to be. If you are ready to make changes in your life, a personal consultant can help.
Determination Helps You Accomplish Goals
Determination is part of having faith in one’s self. It enables us to move forward, even when difficulties arise. For example, if you are working on something important and you receive a phone call, do you have the willpower to remain focused? If the call is from a friend or family member who simply wants to chit chat, can you tell them you will talk to them later and focus on the task at hand? If you are determined to complete your work, two things are required: determination to accomplish your goal and the willpower to not let anything else interfere with you completing your tasks for the day.
Another example is if a person is trying to lose weight and attends a going away luncheon for a close friend. The individual could be determined and believe that they have the willpower to resist ordering high calorie food items. But, when everyone else around the table is ordering fattening foods and then they bring the dessert, sometimes an individual makes a snap decision to forgo their resolve. Being committed is the key to acheiving goals.
What Is Free Will?
Free will is our ability to act on own discretion. It is a choice that each one of us comes into this life with, and we’re often happy to exercise it. So, you could start out every day being determined to accomplish everything on your to-do list. Sometimes, you might have the willpower to push aside other distractions and annoyances. But, it iss also easy to have determination and willpower for a little while. But then, if you’re not in control of your thoughts and the ultimate goal, it’s very easy to slip back into a state of making up your own rules as you go along.
Perhaps, it is worth considering that any control you have over a situation can be limited by other factors. So, even if you start your day feeling in control, problems can occur. Your environment may change. Then, you will need determination to stay on track.
Being aware of the fact that things are changing around you can be helpful. You are the one who decides the best choice for you. You are able to control your daily goals and determination. The benefit of free will is that you get to decide if you feel like being determined or if you just feel like kicking back and seeing what the day brings.
How is your determination and willpower today?
Kendall Van Blarcom is a senior helping seniors. Contact Van Blarcom Consulting today for help with your personal problems. Or, reach out to provide support for an older adult in your life.