Do You Have the Determination to Succeed?

Determination
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What is determination?

Determination is that drive that fuels your motivation and keep you moving forward.

It is that stubbornness that makes it impossible to quit without reaching your goal.

It is the quality that helps you realize your dreams.

Determination involves hard work, tunnel vision, sleepless nights (many times), and the drive and stubbornness to keep going when others say you need to quit.

Do you have determination?

The wake up call of determination
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Inspirational quotes

  • The question isn't who is going to let me, it's who is going to stop me. ~ Ayn Rand
  • Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. ~ Gail Devers
  • Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. ~ Marva Collins
  • Arise, awake, and stop not until the goal is reached. ~ Swami Vivekananda


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Authors of the quotes above

For those who are unfamiliar with the authors of the quotes above, I thought I would tell you a little about them.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) was an influential spiritual leader of Vedanta and Yoga. 1863-1902. He spent his life teaching India two different types of knowledge: secular knowledge to improve their economic condition, and spiritual knowledge to infuse in them faith in themselves and strengthen their moral sense.


Ayn Rand was a Russian writer born in St Petersburg, Russia in 1905. She left Russia for America in 1925, sold her first screenplay, Red Pawn in 1932. During her lifetime she wrote 12 books, everyone of them are still being sold. She died March 6, 1982.


Gail Devers was an athlete who was diagnosed with Graves Disease in 1990. After diagnosis she was still determined to compete in the Olympics. She won gold medals in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics in Track.


Marva Collins is one of the most influential teachers and education activists of the 20th century.

Determined to succeed
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Success and Determination Quotes by Famous People

  • Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • Never, never, never, never give up. ~ Winston Churchill
  • A dream doesn't happen through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. ~ Colin Powell

  • The difference between possible and impossible lies in a man's determinations. ~ Tommy Lasorda
  • A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mahatma Gandhi
  • Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. - Og
    Mandino
  • When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck. - Estee Lauder


Don't give up
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Determination and Success Quotes by Writers

  • A determined person will do more with a pen and paper, than a lazy person will accomplish with a personal computer. Catherine Pulsifer
  • Determination is the wake-up call to the human will." Anthony Robbins
  • There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life. - George Eliot
  • You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen


Determination to reach your dream
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Life Quotes by Anonymous Authors

  • Don't tell, me the sky's the limit when there are footsteps on the moon.
  • I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
  • When you absolutely believe in yourself and your ability to succeed, nothing will stop you.
  • Where there's a will, there's a way. - English Proverb
  • Some people dream of success...while others wake up and work hard at it.

Sow the seeds of determination
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Qualities of a Person Who is Determined to Succeed

You know you want to succeed but do you know what qualities you need? Yes, there are certain things you need to focus on to succeed. What are they, can you guess?

  • A person who is determined to succeed focuses on what they do have rather than on what they don't have.
  • They feel and show that they feel gratitude for what they have.
  • They are optimistic, but mix realistic expectations with their optimism.
  • They accept their circumstances at the moment and make the best of these circumstances.
  • They focus on the best way to go forward
  • They set goals and work on them.
  • They accept the responsibility of their actions.
  • They don't blame others for their difficulties.

There are many qualities that are included in the determination to succeed. Above all, stubbornness and belief in yourself.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good! I love the "it's not who's gonna let me but who's gonna stop me. ^


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I feel like this hub was written for me. I have been having the most difficult time with transfering some of my old hubs to Bubblews.com. Many on HP are doing that, they really pay good money. I am slowly learning how to do this with the help of Mike. ( mckbirdbks @ aol.com ) I was about ready to give up, but i am determined to succeed. Thank you.


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Goodpal 3 years ago

My favorite quote on determination:

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. - Josh Billings


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Gratitude Journal 3 years ago

Nice, inspirational hub. Thanks for sharing!


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easylearningweb 3 years ago

Good hub, and inspirational! I always like to spread this saying, especially to kids: Believe in yourself! My favorite book to inspire me is Norman Vincent Peale's power of positive thinking, and the DVD, The Secret"! Both are awesome and powerful!


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

Thank you I needed that.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

''A person who is determined to succeed focuses on what they do have rather than on what they don't have.'' I focus on what I have rather than what I don't have, and achieve my goals with ease. You have accomplished an excellent on hub Determination to Succeed. Voted up, useful, interesting and definitely an informative hub.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thanks for the great round up of quotes! Very inspiring.


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Gratitude Journal 3 years ago

Excellent hub. I would say that determination and patience go hand in hand. When you aim big, sometimes the rewards don't always appear in an instant. Patience will be the wood to add to the fire of determination.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful KK G determination is one of the finest gifts ever. Thanks for sharing this gem and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Very well done, and yes, you are correct. Determination requires a lot of stubbornness.


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Thank you, Sue, for the excellent motivational quotes. You know I will use them, m'dear. The one by Churchill is one of my favorites. Short and to the point.


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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK

Very inspiring. I think when we are determined, we attract a positive vibe and even the universe conspires to help us make things happen.


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quildon 3 years ago from Florida

Great, motivational hub, KoffeeKlatchGals, one we should refer to again and again. Voted up and useful.


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Ayn Rand is one of my favorite authors and Vivekaanand is my inspiration. Thanks for sharing their quotes.

Success and failure are part of life. We must be determined to succeed, but also learn from failures.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

One of the most challenging aspects to success is to not be afraid of it. Very interesting hub, and well written. :-)


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

Great quotes and insight Koffee, I need to post this on my wall in the bedroom while I am writing, we all need a push to succeed, great hub, voted up! and shared, nell


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ChitrangadaSharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very inspirational and motivational hub!

Determination to succeed does lead to success, no doubt about that.

Nice quotes! Thanks for sharing!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 3 years ago

KoffeeKlatch Gals, Wonderful thought provoking hub inclusive of wise quotes! Thank you for sharing, Peace & Blessings!


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Inspirational hub!


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pinto2011 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Very proactive and encouraging article.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Jackie Lynnley , It's one of my favorite also.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

always exploring, I like Bubblews too. I have a number of posts on there under a different name. Good luck with your posting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Goodpal, I love that quote - it's so true. Stick-to-it-tive-ness is the biggest part of determination.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Gratitude Journal , thank you. I am glad you found my quotes inspirational.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

easylearningweb, I think all of us need a little inspiration. Positive Mental Attitude is the only way to go.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

elle64, we all need inspiring ever now and then. When I need it the most I write an article that helps inspire others.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

DDE, I keep in mind what I need to accomplish and just keep going in that direction. Thank you for your wonderful comment.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

randomcreative, you're welcome. I love to put together this type of hub.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

randomcreative, I do so love this type of article. It lifts me along with those who read it.


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elle64 3 years ago from Scandinavia

It is such an inspirering hub- thanks alot- makes me think about what I want to achieve.


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Goodpal 3 years ago

Determination is the mental resolve to "stick" until you get "there"! That's what a postage stamp does!! Right Koffee?


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mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

I am certainly determined. It helps to have some encouragement. This hub is certainly encouraging.


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Vellur 2 years ago from Dubai

Great write with a drive towards determination well expressed. Great quotes. Voted up.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very inspirational quotes! I have determination some days and apathy on others. But understanding my own pattern is the key to doing what I need to do, outputting on the good days and taking it easy on the not so good ones. Voted interesting.


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SweetiePie 2 years ago from Southern California, USA

The determination to succeed will make the day. I think these quotes can be very inspirational.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

SweetiePie thanks for reading and commenting.


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Suzanne Day 2 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All of these quotes are true if you want to succeed! Sometimes life throws you lemons and it makes the journey and the goal sweeter in reflection. Voted interesting!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Suzanne Day you have to keep picking yourself up, dusting yourself off, and keep on trying.


Ibidii 2 years ago

You are my role model here at Hub Pages. My other role model is Helen Keller. I am not totally blind just legally blind. I am not totally deaf, just partially deaf. I have other disabilities as well, but I am determined to get my first set of five hubs going here. Thank you for your words of encouragement!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 2 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Ibidii Thank you so much for your kind words. Before you know it you will have completed your first five hubs and be on your way to one hundred.


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Suzanne Day 21 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Some great quotes in here - dreams always take persistence to realise them! Voted useful.

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