Is determination critical to success and is it more important to be determined than to be “smart?” We all know there are many words for determination, like hard-work, tenacity, grit, fortitude, pluck, and backbone; these are a few among many words to describe the trait. Whatever we call it, it is clear that we see determination as a good trait to possess.
Determination is critical to overcoming obstacles and provides us the wherewithal to forge ahead when it seems that our challenges may be overwhelming us. Determination causes us to be actively engaged in our lives, to continue on a path that is focused on a goal. Determination is a hallmark of a self-directed life. When we are able to look at our efforts and know that, with determination, we can improve not only our personal world but the world at large, we contribute to our overall well-being.
Determination supports talent. Talent can create opportunity but determination transforms that opportunity into success.
Determination keeps you focused. Setting goals for yourself is important for success but determination is needed in order to achieve those goals.
Determination helps to grow belief in yourself. Regardless of what’s in front of you, having determination helps you keep going and will build a positive sense of self-worth.
So, where can determination take you? If you’re thinking about self-improvement by adopting a healthy lifestyle to lose weight and build body strength, determination to excel will be your positive and constant companion as you work toward that goal. We celebrate your determination and your journey towards self-improvement.