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Do You Have the Determination to Succeed?

Updated on June 14, 2015
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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
The wake up call of determination | Source

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
  • 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
Don't give up | Source

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
Determination to reach your dream | Source

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
Sow the seeds of determination | Source

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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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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

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      Susan Hazelton 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Ibidii 3 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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      Susan Hazelton 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Suzanne Day 3 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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      Susan Hazelton 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

      SweetiePie thanks for reading and commenting.

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      SweetiePie 3 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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      Suzanne Day 4 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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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

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

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      mylindaelliott 4 years ago from Louisiana

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

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      Goodpal 4 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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      elle64 4 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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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      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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      Susan Hazelton 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

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

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very proactive and encouraging article.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Inspirational hub!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 4 years ago

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

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 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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      Nell Rose 4 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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      Genna East 4 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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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 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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      Angela Joseph 4 years ago from Florida

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

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      Elena 4 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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      drbj and sherry 4 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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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

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

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

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


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      Gratitude Journal 4 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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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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

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      Devika Primić 4 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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      elle64 4 years ago from Scandinavia

      Thank you I needed that.

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      Amelia Griggs 4 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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      Gratitude Journal 4 years ago

      Nice, inspirational hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Goodpal 4 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 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 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 @ ) I was about ready to give up, but i am determined to succeed. Thank you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 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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