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You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
Robert J. Wright
Black Elk [Hehaka Sapa]
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.
No matter how much you plan, it is tenacity, unyielding desire to succeed, and the ability to cope with change that will eventually prevail.
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ”Here comes number seventy-one!”
No matter what sort of adversity or challenge you might face, you can always believe that, with hope, it can be conquered and, in the end, you will be stronger for it.
George S. Patton
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Personal Stories About ‘Determination’
Fighting Spirit!Submitted by Natalie Heart C. Tolentino
I had just a very wonderful day but, all my days are always wonderful to me! But today was completely different, today there was a bulletin board saying that they'll need to find Volleyball players for the girls and I was so happy! I love playing volleyball when my mother taught me how to play. I was so excited...
The Overcome.Submitted by Anonymous
My ex girlfriend would have to be my hero, why? She is so ambitious about the things she does, she has been through hell and high water but she always manages to pull herself together and be strong. She is an honor roll student who’s going to college early to be a doctor, she says she loves to help people with...
Giving Up Is Not An Option In My LifeSubmitted by Devin Thomas
When I was 8, I was diagnosed with ADD (attention deficit disorder). At the time, I did not realize how bad it really was until around early middle school. I started to notice my inability to stay on task. I was always getting frustrated and mad at myself until I said the only thing I can do is to try as hard as...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Determination’
Cliff MSubmitted by
While working a summer job, Cliff jack-hammered through three buried high-voltage lines and was hit with 30,000 volts. The accident burned off two toes, dislodged the back of his skull and fused his knee joints, shoulder and back. He experienced cardiac arrest three different times, and doctors recommended...
Timberly Partyka PSubmitted by Lacee Fulton
She is a member of the national guard. she is dedicated and determined. she has not had the best home life but she is the greatest and nicest person i know. She always helps people that are in need. she is incredibly smart.
Jordan ESubmitted by Devon
My hero is my friend Jordan. He passed away on June 24, 2008 at the age of 14. He was struck in the head by a tree limb while helping his dad cut down a tree. Jordan was a great person. He was involved in basketball, football, wrestling, student council, and was a lance corporal in our state's Young Marines. If...
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if you are determined to do something than no power in world can stop u to fulfill your dreams.be determined and live a determined life.....
people say that one person can't do it but if you believeyourself and determine yourself with sucess you can do anything.
i am nt publishing for my fame but,the strong will i have that people will come to know that there is nothing more than determination
determination will surely allow u to accomplish in you life
have a strong will which will allow you to succeed in your life.......dont make it force fully
if it doesn't get rough you're not going anywhere
Determination is the engine which drives perseverance. But the beginning of it all is commitment.
Yes I agree that determination is the ability to keep pushing no matter what. However, this is the same as addiction. knowing when to yield is just as important as determination in my opinion. A strong mind can also be a mind that cannot change direction for the better when needed. The current of determination is good if not tainted with ignorance.
Josie, Brisbane Austraia
It's really awesome!
alexia revatores, taguig
Brooke, sua história é muito bonita e admirável
Anderson de Sousa Almeida, Colatina
Stopping at nothing,
And doing what's in your heart,
You know is right,
Mahesh, Chennai ,India
Determination is the act of not feeling sorry for oneself, because if we do then negative & destructive thinking & emotions will take control. Our Creator expects to less because we were created in his Image. Brooke has the determination but a strong will to succeed despite her problems, a great example to the rest of us.
keenpetite, Southeast Arizona
Determination is the ability to keep pushing no matter what obstacles are put in your path, a single person with a purpose and the determination to accomplish such a task is a force to be reckoned with, a force that once going, cannot easily be stopped.
Logan, Kent, WA