What Is Determination? Determination is purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition.
What Is Determination? Your determination is as strong as the challenges you overcome.
Get It Done Know your destination, make preparations, and overcome obstacles.
“ Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ‘Here comes seventy-one!’ ” — Richard DeVos
1 Set Goals Know what will matter most.
1 Set Goals • Evaluate your long-term goals in light of what you most value. • Prioritize goals, and count the cost. • Make a list of daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly objectives.
2 Get Moving Take the next step in the right direction.
2 Get Moving • Know what you need to do today. • Communicate with others. • Do your research, and get good advice.
3 Deal With Distractions Refocus on your most important responsibilities.
3 Deal With Distractions • Organize your work area so that you can do the task at hand. • Be realistic about the time and energy a project will demand. • Allow time to address unexpected needs.
4 Face Challenges Overcome obstacles instead of trying to ignore them.
4 Face Challenges • Break down the obstacle. • Apply what you have learned from experience. • Look for the strengths and weaknesses of your plan.
5 Change Tactics Find a way to accomplish worthwhile goals.
5 Change Tactics • Refocus on your original purpose. • Get feedback from those with wisdom and experience. • Look for creative ways to reach the goal • Keep trying.
Name some of your goals. How much will they matter in twenty or thirty years? • What projects have you recently finished? What helped you get started in the right direction? • What distracts you from your work? How can you overcome these distractions? • Describe an obstacle you or someone else has overcome. How did you or the other person face the challenge? • When did you adapt your methods, and how did you develop an alternative?