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Value 6/7 or 8

6.) Determination

When I thought of this value, in my head I called it goal-orientedness (and isn’t English great to offer precise nuances of meaning when German is vague?!). However, the word goal disturbed me, so I pondered, obviously.

Don’t misunderstand me; I feel it is good to have goals and to aim for something in life – even though I find it sometimes hard to understand what people actually want and have my doubts if their goals will truly bring them happiness. Who am I to judge? I am aware that at the moment I lack goals, in a way, yet I do not lack the willpower to find out what I desire.

I have always admired friends or people I met that seemed to know exactly who they are. With this clarity often comes along a determination to live the life they want to, without apologizing for what they want – and who they are. I dated one of those in summer. πŸ˜‰ It is inspiring to be around them, to see them so in sync with themselves.

Determination therefore for me means to make an effort to gain this clarity about yourself, to be brave enough to aim for something you feel is in you and to have the willpower and strength to just go for it.

Maybe that value is what drives me nuts when dealing with my Mum and her illness(es). I feel she does not show enough determination in fighting to get better. I hope this year can teach her, as it is surely teaching me patience and empathy. But that is another matter…

At this stage in my life, I am determined to live the life I want by doing what makes me happy and feels right. I sincerely hope even more clarity and aims will be found accordingly. πŸ™‚ If not, and this has to be taken into accound since life loves to screw up well-thought out plans, then I am determined to follow other roads, at least.

Author: carasmelody

daydreamer, hopelessly hopeful, I love the power of words, I love poems, words are soulfood

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