Determination: the ability to strive for something no matter how difficult it may be to achieve. Determination is among the most important traits a person can bear. With determination comes strong will, optimism and a good set of priorities.When people are determined, they have the drive to work through difficult times, reaching for their goals and pushing themselves to do their very best. Determination is a very powerful characteristic, one that truly impacts your life.
Dreams and goals are accomplished when you have the determination to aim for them, working your hardest to do your best. You cannot reach your full potential unless you have the will to do your very best at all times and to work past the many difficulties that will arise along life’s path. Being determined gives you the strength to push yourself. Even when you don’t want to, just knowing you should will give you that extra bump in the right direction.
All great achievers in life have made it where they are today due to their hard work, commitment and determination. You cannot simply wake up in the morning and accomplish life’s most rigorous task, but you can wake up and decide to work at it. Everything is a work in progress at some point, and with the strength of determination it becomes an achievement in time.
Priorities are a necessity for a determined person, knowing the rank of importance in everything you’re doing. Prioritizing your life helps you keep your goals in check and likewise makes them easier to accomplish. For example; Michael Jordan was told by his high school basketball coach that he wasn’t good enough and would never make the team. He didn’t take it lightly, and he didn’t let it get him down. He worked harder than ever! Every night when he got home from school he’d go outside and take shots on the net, not just a few, or ten or twenty, only after sinking one thousand successful shots would Michael be satisfied enough to go back inside. He did this every single night. He was committed to becoming the best he possibly could be, and it worked! In 1981, Michael received a basketball scholarship, and, in 1984, he entered the NBA Draft where he was then selected by the Chicago Bulls as their third pick. His determination drove him to achieve ultimate successes in life, with the help of a good set of priorities to overcome and conquer the rejection he faced when his coach told him he wasn’t good enough, he succeeded over all.
A determined person is generally optimistic as well, which is also a good trait to have. Being able to look past the shadow, to see the light so that you can get to where you want to be, is a very incredible skill. Someone who lacks determination wouldn’t have the mind-set to look for the bright side in things and would settle for whatever he or she got. Optimism plays a big role in improving, in allowing yourself to know you can do better and actually doing it which is key in being determined.
Determination is something that makes your life successful. Without it you do not have the drive to achieve great things or better yourself. Your life is yours to control and to create whatever your heart desires, and determination will help you in doing so! By being determined, you are opening the door for a better tomorrow, future achievements and overall happiness in your life.
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Value of determination in successful life
February 2, 2013
by Ramandeep Kaur
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, That is way great spiritual giants are produced.” Swami Vivekananda
The famous quote says it all. If we have determination and will power for one defined goal in life then nothing can stop us to achieve success. Though, in some people this quality is infused by God and some have to develop it by practice, but if we have this then nothing can stop us to succeed in life. Though one thing is clear that the type of achievement depends upon the goal you have defined for yourself and your determination. Also, one should always remember that the journey of life is not smooth, failures are part of it and we should learn from the failures rather than cribbing over the situation. Once you are determined and have disciplined your mind you will see a great transformation in yourself.
In India, unbelievable success has been achieved by many great personalities because of their strong determination towards a goal. One such example of a strong soul is Mahatma Gandhi who had lived his entire life to fulfill just one dream, of freeing India from the shackles of British rule. He lived with this passion of converting his dream into reality and got success. Some more examples of determined people and their success stories in India are Jamsetji Tata, Dhirubhai Ambani, Lakshmi Mittal, Sammer Gehlaut, and the list continues. These are not extraordinary people but what is common in all of them is their strong will to achieve greatness in life. Day and night they had just one dream and they worked towards the same.
A person who lacks self determination complains a lot and is always in a hurry. He does not have time to think about his weaknesses and this becomes a hurdle on the way to success. Moreover, a person who lacks determination is not clear of his goal. Someday he wants to achieve something and the next day something else. Such people generally do not see much success in life. Also a person who lacks determination cribs a lot, almost over everything around him. He keeps on telling himself that he will start working tomorrow and when the tomorrow comes then day after tomorrow and so that day never comes when he would actually start his work. If you are in this category then you really need to be determined to be successful.
Though determination is a simple thing but it comes with practice and then can transform your life as well as the life of people around you. To become a determined person first of all you will have to discipline your life on a daily basis as everyone has just 24 hours in a day and what makes the difference is how you utilize these hours. Then set one goal in life and mark the way to achieve it. Write down somewhere that there is no short cut to success. Your every action should be oriented towards the same goal. Keep your mindset very positive and be determined even when you face failures. Consider failures as the hurdles but not the full stop on the way to success. If you keep moving in the right direction with a positive mind set and determination, you will come out as a winner.