Having Self-Determination


Supermodel Naomi Campbell is quoted in saying “I don’t see why we can’t be good in one thing and try to experiment with being good at another.”  And I totally agree with that statement.

Why is it that people have a habit of looking at us and seeing what we are now, and not what we could be?  Perhaps most people…parents, spouses, and friends included…want to be able to pin things down a certain way in order for them to feel comfortable. When we challenge their perceptions of us we throw them off balance.

When we allow other people’s opinions to restrict us, we are then limiting our options and our chances at self-fulfillment. It is possible to be good at one particular thing, but be totally interested and would like to be good at another. With all the new things that are bought to our attention on a daily basis, it would be impossible to only be interested and good at one thing and one thing only.

Only we know who we are. There is growth in experimentation. Let’s refuse to stagnate in order to please others.

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