Saturday, April 2, 2011

Invincible Determination

~ I'm A Fire (Solitaire Club Mix) | Donna Summer ~

"If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done."

~ Vince Lombardi  

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."

~ Mario Andretti 

"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."

~ James Whitcomb Riley  
"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything, and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
~ Thomas Fuller 

Determination is defined as the act of 
coming to a decision or of fixing
 or settling purpose.

You could say that determination is the key to self-respect and confidence . . . it all works together.  

The need for success or attainment of a goal is the fuel for determination . . . you want it, it is a must . . . no matter what!

A strong-willed person with ambition will take a set back as a lesson in circumstance, developing discipline along the way which is also necessary in order to reach the desired goal.  Like everything in life, it is about balancing all the components of determination.

In times of dire circumstances, the determination to survive can either make or break a person.  If you fall down enough times, do you continue to dust yourself off and get back up or give up completely?

What makes the difference?

At what point does one experience

 what I call a broken spirit?

All I know is this . . . in my times of experiencing a broken spirit, the thought of failure gives me the determination and a wild ambition to keep it going.  The balance of experiencing the broken spirit with the determination to not fail helps me get back up and keep on keeping on.  

Sometimes the broken spirit results in a greater determination to succeed . . . that is when balance and discipline enters into the mix.  At least that is the way I see it . . . 

The difference between success and failure is a state of mind.  What I have perceived as my greatest failures have led to the greatest times of happiness in my life.  

An excellent example is giving up on a job in a dysfunctional workplace that would have produced negative results no matter what the effort.  It is all in how you perceive the situation.  Success in sticking it out would never produce joy and happiness, which is the goal in my life. 

You have to know which battles to fight in order to find the success you are looking for in your life.


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I totally agree with you, Gina. I think a perfect combination would be determination AND the wisdom to know when it's needed - not a combination I've currently mastered, I have to say!!


Gina Alfani said...

LOL Sarah . . . I'm working on it :)

raquel roysdon said...

Thank you. Gina. I enjoy your blog!

Gina Alfani said...

Thank you for visiting and commenting Raquel . . . HUGS . . . Gina

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