Thursday, December 07, 2006

Independent Will - what is the real you?

Independent will is the ability to keep the promises we make to ourselves and others. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with those choices and decisions. The extent to which our independent will is developed is tested in our day-to-day lives in form of personal integrity. It is the ability to give meaning to our words and walk the walk. It is an integral part of how much value is placed on oneself.
Real discipline should come from within based on your own core values and also from where they are derived. To be an effective self manager, it is important to be able to surbordinate your feelings, impulses and moods to the values that you uphold.
I can imagine someone's asking "why the conflict...if i'm a follower of the independent will principle, then what is the justification for my previous post? That's the same question i'm asking myself.
Life is a learning process, I'm still working really hard on developing my own independent will.
The paradoxical nature just reflects the human nature - You know what is right and you just don't have enough integrity to do it. That's the story of a lot of us (don't even try to point fingers) Think about a lot of the actions you have taken and the decisions you have made.
What were the driving force behind those actions?
Perhaps you have your values written down , pasted visibly some where and even in your head, but do you really live by them?
How about the very little decisions we make on seemingly little and insignificant issues? What is our private life like?
....Because that's who we really are.

"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street."
- Elbert Hubbard

1 comment: said...

"Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street."
- Elbert Hubbard

"He who will please all, will lose his donkey and all... to have a definition, common to every station one must either be a hypocrit or be smart at feigning it".
- Anonymous

Today i will... be me, cos no one can be me efficiently and as effectively as me, besides it's me the world needs not an imitation"