A Determined Person
A Determined Person Doesnt find it hard to succeed; they find it hard to stop trying
– Allen Steble
Before we start writing lots about the quote, I would like to start with the basic question as to how we can define a determined person!
I think we have come across various definitions, sometimes it is used synonymous with Perseverance, sometimes it is used synonymous with hard work and what not. I guess success usually comes with a set of cliched and overused words and determination is no wonder a top runner among them.
And just because something is a cliche, doesn’t necessarily mean it is not true, right?
A Determined person doesn’t find it hard to succeed:
To be honest I find it a little hard to believe when people say success is easy. Maybe because I come from a school of thought that we all need to work really hard to succeed. Keeping aside the literary critic, I think it brings out a very important aspect about success. If for a moment, we keep aside the definition of success and determination, it simply boils down to two things
- The Goal
- Our Desire to realise the goal.
These two form the biggest driving factors for our success. I think we can easily relate this to our Brick walls quote by Randy Pausch who said that the brick walls are there for a reason -> Just to check how badly we want something. In other words, how determined we are to achieve our goals.
A Determined Person Finds it hard to stop trying:
I think the whole crux of the quote lies in this line when Allen Steble says that a determined person finds it hard to stop trying. To put it very crudely, it is like the dog with a bone. But to be more fair, it is an amazing obsession where every fibre of our body keeps thinking about it. Remembering one of Swami Vivekananda’s quote – “Make that one idea your dream, let every part of your body be full of it…. “. Of course the real quote is way more beautiful than this.
The point I am trying to make is that it is a beautiful obsession to have. And the moment we are thinking about this one idea, it has a magical way of working around itself. There are various other aspects which keep attaching themselves to this idea. This is what Paulo Coelho calls the entire universe conspiring to make your dreams come true.
A Determined Person Above All:
I think we have talked about these things in length over and over again, for me what makes real sense is in maintaining that motivation to keep ourselves determined. The way success is defined, it is never too difficult – all it needs is the right ingredients. A good idea, a little bit of hard work, a little bit of determination, a little bit of flexibility and so on. But I think determination trumps all. There is nothing like a bad idea if we give it enough time and adequate opportunity to rework the moment we know something is going wrong. And that I believe is the beauty of determination as well.
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