WORK-LIFE BALANCE / JAN. 25, 2015
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How to Define Your Personal Philosophy

Personal philosophy defines your simple beliefs, concepts and attitudes. All of us are brought up in unique environments that shape up our lives. As we pass through the various stages of life, we develop these specific beliefs, concepts and attitudes. The mind is developed to have a distinct line of philosophy. From a personal level, you can define your philosophy by reflecting on your past and present life, then go on and focus on the future. Think deeply about the following:

Reflect on Personal Influence

A wrong philosophy will make sure that your life is negatively affected by people or activities around you. A failed society should not bring you down as you can think wisely and get out of any difficult situation. Making the right choices will move you towards unlimited success and in the right direction. Always remember that your life is in your hands.

Check Your Instincts

Acting on instinct is a common practice by most people. Blunders occur when you fail to assess a situation and instead go ahead to act. You must adopt better life policies and do away with the philosophical belief of acting on instinct. Better policies will prevent an occurrence of regrets.

Analyze Your Social Behavior 

Sometimes you keep on embracing social behaviors that give you a sense of satisfaction. Ensure such philosophical practices will not just put you in a comfort zone but also create real ties with the general society. Whether right or wrong, such practices will make your world problematic or go round smoothly. You can get more satisfaction from activities that bring positive progress in life. Therefore, get focused and put more effort towards achievement.

Check Whether You Are Ideal

Analyze your life on a daily basis through critical thought and intuition. You will then be able to understand whether your philosophy measures up to higher ideals. After understanding such concepts, you will end up realizing how much you have limited your success. The general society expects you to apply free thought and reasoning in various situations. Do not dwell on the same line of action every day, because producing the same results is quite contrary to what the society expects.

Reflect on Your Beliefs

Evaluating your social, cultural and religious beliefs will make you understand whether they add value to your life. Use your philosophic lens to see and make parallel concepts. Maintain and work on concepts with value while at the same time do away with the useless ones. Taking time to analyze what you believe in will help you give reliable and substantial points during arguments. Note that not all people will ascribe to your beliefs, a fact that you have to accept.

Conclusion

Discovering your personal philosophy is the only way to determining how your life should work. Having a bright and prosperous future will need developing a positive philosophy. Focus on strengthening weak points that are more relevant to progress in life. Putting in the best efforts will ensure you do not become a victim of circumstances. Therefore, control the process of your thinking.

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