Willpower and Self Determination Do you ever wonder why you make the same mistakes repeatedly? Have you pondered over why you felt stuck when you tried to change a behavior pattern? Do not feel alone many people are in this same position. Many people have habitual behaviors, and struggle to fight through the negative chaos resulting from the behavior. Often when people desire to change a behavior, they first must make a conscious decision. The final choice is what determines the results. When are ready to make that decision, consider building self-determination and willpower. The combination of strengths will provide you the ability to follow through with your decision and make the changes. Determination requires a mindful attempt. For instance, if you have a habit of cussing and want to stop using profanity, focus on your determination and willpower. Build your conscious mind so that it triggers you when you do something wrong, such as cuss. Stay focused. Staying focused will help you to build consciousness, determination, and willpower simultaneously. You have the inner strength to take control of your behaviors. When you make a conscious choice do not let anyone, including you persuade your decision. Learn to say no and mean it. Inside your conscious and subconscious mind are the answers to developing determination, willpower and to take control of your life. One of the best practices to help you retrain your thinking is reflections. Reflect on your inner feelings and thoughts and discover some alternatives to help you change the behaviors that are interrupting your life. Research the topic self-determination, willpower, and changing behaviors to build up your knowledge. Building knowledge is the answer to finding effective ways to take control of your life. On the Internet, there are many articles, books, CDs, etc filled with information to help you grow. Cleanly becoming aware of barriers to change or the secrets of how to change isn’t enough to bring about change. You have to make a decision and take action to bring about change on your triumph. Changing behaviors many times is easy when you look inside of you. Many people struggle to give up certain habits, yet despite how many times they try, they often fall back into that pattern of behavior. This is because these people fail to look inward to find answers create new ideas, make new discovers, and find solutions to solve their problems. Those who are not victorious at their attempts to stop a particular behavior recurrently say that they didn’t have the determination to break the habit as an alternative of being self-determined to strengthen their willpower and to accomplish their goals they give in to habit. Other people are successful at giving up certain behaviors. Many of these people are successful because they use strategies that can help them improve their strength of mind. If you want to purge the bad habit, you have to make up your mind to stop and act on your decision. You have to be self-determined, and believe in your capacity to stop. You have to know that stopping something you are adapted to is going to be difficulty, but meaningful. By focusing on the reasons why stopping a particular behavior can be beneficial to you, you may be able to find the willpower to beat the habit. You have to respect yourself enough to bring about positive changes in your life. No matter how difficult it may be to ignore your cravings or desires, if you are self-determined, you can beat them. Willpower is the key to change behaviors, but to have willpower, you must first know and like yourself for who you are and be self-reliant enough to stick to behavior patterns that will let you make the positive changes that will lead to your ultimate happiness.