Determination: Working intently to accomplish goals regardless of the opposition.

Persevering to achieve goals despite obstacles + focusing on the best long-term result = determination

People with determination have willpower and resolve. They are intentional and purposeful with a stout spirit and grit. They persevere despite the challenges they face.

Determination requires:

  • Intentionality – Determination requires being intentional about your choices and making sure they line up with your values. People who are determined are driven by their purpose.
  • Habit – Making the right choices consistently and diligently. Relying on personal values to guide your actions should be habitual to avoid being distracted or overwhelmed by negative influences.
  • Time Management – No matter how great your intentions are, you will not achieve it if you do not manage your time. Determined people decide what needs to be done, make lists and schedules, and persistently push through to meet their goals.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”Thomas Edison