In life, there is no difficulty, which we cannot overcome when we are really determined. Yet many of us fail in big and small ways because our determination was never strong enough.
Determination is very important because it enables us to persist in the face of difficulties. It makes us to march fearlessly ahead with faith until we achieve our goal. Since life is never smooth, many of us fall off when we come across obstacles. But with determination, we can overcome any type of obstacle.
Determination therefore makes us creative and imaginative. However, in order for us to succeed in life, we must set definite goals for ourselves, work hard to put in the necessary effort.
We do not have to rush in life but go gradually and steadily, persist in the face of difficulties, be patient and wait for results and have faith and courage in ourself. We should never be discouraged and never give up, do our best in all what we do, and seek the help of others when the need arises.
Success in life is a process of selection and elimination or choosing between the worthy and the worthless. Thus, unless we are inspired by determination and a great purpose to make our life count, we may not make much of an impression about us.
It is difficult to find any one in the world who has made a place for themself without constant struggle to reach their goal. Therefore, we do not have to rest for a moment in our thought of what we are.
We should say each day to ourself that “my place is higher up” by having big dreams and vowing to get there. There is nothing so important in our life as our mental attitude towards ourself and what we think of ourself. For example, if we think of ourself as not useful, this may affect our ability to succeed. Thus, we should never for a moment distort our determination by harbouring doubts about our ability to reach our goal. Whenever we do this, we weaken the force which will propel us to reach our goal.
Ambition is the leader of all great achievements. It is the fore-runner which clears the way for us to reach our goal. However, there is no surer road to success than moving along the path of those who have succeeded.
“Man should be content with each step of progress merely as a station” and “without struggle there is no progress” (see self motivation by Orison Swett).
Thomas Babila Sama
The writer is a student of social and public policy.