And today’s inspirational word of the day:DETERMINATION
“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most people succeed because they are determined to. “
– George E Allen
What does it take to ensure success in life? What is the one thing you need to make sure that the venture you step into is an absolute success?
- Family support
Sheesh! There are so many words we can write here right? Or in other words – Rationalizations. I think almost always we all will have a reason for not doing something which we dreamed of. One of the most beautiful quotes I have heard said – You can never achieve your dream in life unless you give up the story on why you could not. We will always have time in the world to talk about the things we did not do, feel bad about it and sometimes rationalise them so that we don’t feel that bad.
If you ask me, we are supposed to feel bad. We need not mask our emotions. Like we have stated over and over again on this site, it is not about empty motivation here, we need results. And sometimes pain becomes a very good motivator. You might not feel exceedingly happy doing it, but sometimes the necessity trumps your way of looking at it – Sometimes!
I think more than anything else, the most important ingredient is our WHY! Why we want to do something and what it means to us. The rest of the things are easy and we can find ways to organize for them. If you don’t have your own resources, you can borrow them. If you don’t have time – you can get up early or follow any of these 10 tricks for absolute mastery in time management. If you don’t have the family support, you can always look for friends who support you. In other words all these above reasons we stated at the start of this post are just reasons – they are not going to take you anywhere. They become good rationalizations so that you don’t feel bad about not doing something in life.
To be honest, it is much better to feel bad and sorry for not doing something that just faking satisfaction. And we are talking about a dream here, something for which your heart went out, something for which your brain was stimulated, something which kept you awake and inspired for days or nights together, something that made you feel strongly about. We all have those dreams within us and the WHYs too. Sometimes we focus a little too much on the hurdles that we lose track of what we really want. As Randy Pausch says – the brick walls are there for a reason – not to stop you, but to as you how badly you want something. Now you and I can sit here and talk about all those wonderful reasons as to why we could not do something.
Or we can just get off the bed and start thinking how we can make a start. There is a lot more beauty in action than mere talk. It takes more than that to succeed.
Here are our top 10 determination quotes to keep you inspired through the day:
1) A dream does not become reality through magic, it takes determination, sweat and hard work
– Colin Powell
2) We all have dreams, but to make these dreams a reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.
– Jesse Owens
3) The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck
– Channing Pollock
4) The difference between impossible and possible in a man’s life lies in his determination
– Tommy Lasorda
5) The dream doesn’t lie in victimization and blame; it lies in hard work, determination and good education
– Alphonso Jackson
6) It has never been my object to record dreams, just the determination to realize them
– Man Ray
7) At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live
– Howard Thurman
8) It’s all about determination. There are a lot of people with talent but it’s that determination
– Judy Blume
9) A failure establishes only this – our determination to succeed was not strong enough
– Christina Nestelle Bovee
10) They say love will find a way. I know determination will!
– Ronnie Milsap
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