Self development and self determination

Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position.

Mohandas Gandhi

To be self-determined is to endorse one action at the highest level of reflection. When self-determined people experience a sense of freedom to do what is interesting, personally important and vitalizing’’

Edward Deci and Richard Ryan

For untold generation, we have been led to believe that development orbited around success.Success was thought to be the fixed point of the work universe .The ruling power will make us to want more and as a result we want to develop ourselves.As we work toward our goals other little things
are either irrelevant or an easily dispensable luxuries or a reward to be won after a lifetime of toil. This active human nature is clearly evident in the
phenomenon of intrinsic motivation – the natural tendency manifest from birth to seek out challenges, novelty and opportunities to learn. It is also evident
in the phenomenon of internalization, or the lifespan propensity of our life to take on and attempt to integrate the social practices and values that surround us.
Therefore  we are  having an internal locus of control and freedom to determine own behavior. These things could be increased by having choice, acknowledgement of feelings, and opportunities for self-direction. People are centrally concerned with motivation — how to move themselves or others to act and are often moved by external factors such as reward systems, grades, evaluations, or the opinions they fear others might have of them.  Yet just as frequently,people are motivated from within, by interests, curiosity, care or abiding values.  These intrinsic motivations are not necessarily externally rewarded or supported, but nonetheless they can sustain passions, creativity, and sustained efforts.


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