Get Autonomy


The most influential, powerful and prestigious people in our society all have one thing in common. They know how to use the power of autonomy. Having said that, just what is ‘Autonomy’? According to a Wikipedia snippet, “Autonomy (Ancient Greek) is a concept that refers to the capacity of a rational individual to make an informed, un-coerced decision.” So, now that we have a bird’s eye view of autonomy, just how do we apply it to our life? The same we gain knowledge, by constant learning and improvement.

The difference with Autonomy is that we need to know when to apply it. Personally, I try to apply it as much as possible in my own life. Maybe you haven’t fully grasped the concept of autonomy yet. A good example would be, lets say someone asks you for a favor if you could ask someone else on how they change an oil filter. If you have the knowledge, you could simply bypass the expert and show autonomy by showing and explaining the process of getting an oil filter changed to the original requester. Another example could be, let’s say you know that in a week’s time you might be expected to produce a report. You could show autonomy by getting the report done a whole week early showing you are a person that gets things done.

In a nutshell, a autonomous person is one that does not need someone breathing down their neck to inspire or ask to get things completed. They are action people. They go ahead and get it done and ask questions later. You need to show autonomy constantly in your personal, business and professional life. People with autonomy are not tire kickers. They know exactly what they want, visualize the outcome and get the result. If you are someone sitting on the fence right now without much presence of autonomy, you need to step up to the plate. Get out of that safety zone, show others that you can be entrusted as an expert in just about anything and good things happen in your life.

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