People who lack determination give up easily. They fold under pressure and can be easily distracted.  They lack discipline and are not persistent.

Determination is one of the essential qualities of a satisfying and successful life.  Everyone faces challenges and obstacles; only the determined push through and overcome.

Enemies of Determination:

  • Discouragement – Goals worth reaching are not easily achieved. Setbacks and obstacles are normal, but holding on to discouragement and feelings of failure will kill determination.
  • Lack of confident encouragement – Determination is like a plant. It must be watered to thrive. If you do not surround yourself with people who believe in and encourage you, you will find it more difficult to persevere.
  • Early celebration – Good coaches teach their teams that celebration is essential for good morale and ongoing success. However, celebrating before the game is over is an easy way to break the stride and ruin the outcome. Determined people delay gratification and celebrate when the win is secured.

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”Og Mandino