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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race.
Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.
Sir Winston Churchill
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Dr. Samuel Johnson
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
Mary Kay Ash
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything, and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Dr. Thomas Fuller
Having to apply and try out for something forces kids to take the time to think about and make decisions on what they feel is worth their time and effort. It winds up being a great foreshadower and introduction of the reality of dealing with the competitiveness of life...The focus, practice, and determination that this process requires are preparation for life’s challenges and teach lessons on facing disappointment during the times when someone does not make the team.
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Personal Stories About ‘Determination’
DeterminationSubmitted by Samantha
Determination. Today on the news I saw a man with no legs trying to become an Olympic swimmer. Then it made me think of when my mom first got in a wheelchair. Way back in 2006 my mom had a stroke in the spinal column. It was a very rare stroke to have and she could not walk. “I’m so very sorry, Tina, but...
Going To The ElevenSubmitted by Anonymous
My family was getting ready to sit down to dinner. My son was hopping on one foot and counting to ten. He had me count three times. 1, 2, 3, ...10. He stayed balanced each time. Then he tried his left foot. 1, 2, 3, ...10. He did it again. Then he paused... "This time Mommy. let's go to the..." He thought about...
DeterminationSubmitted by Nizaia
It is a normal day, and I’m exercising in my basement. I turn on the radio and this song comes on. I instantly know who sings it, but for some reason I decide to look it up. I watch the music video and it makes me remember. Back when I was about four years old, my mom left. She did not really explain to me why or...
Stories About Everyday Heroes Who Portray ‘Determination’
Alicia SacromoneSubmitted by Josie Kielar
Of all of Alicia Sacramone’s heroic attributes, determination is the one that sticks out most of all. In 2008, on her balance beam routine she fell during her mount onto the beam. She did not cry and she did not waver for the rest of her routine. She got back on the beam without skipping a beat...
Pat NSubmitted by Taylor
My grandmother is my everyday hero. She is a very strong person and very determined. Even now she juggles her time with seven grandkids, including myself, she always has time to do what she loves. Her past is something I will always remember. She used to be a single mom with my mother and she worked numerous...
Marcus TSubmitted by
Marcus has demonstrated extreme determination to overcome injuries that left him quadriplegic. He has learned to paint beautiful pictures by holding the paintbrush in his mouth. The incredible thing about this is that he did not know he could paint before his injuries caused him to be unable to use his arms or...
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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