The Power of Determination – Part 2 of 5

How to Remain Determined Through Adversity

Many things can throw us off course regardless of what we are setting out to achieve in life. Things will come, and things will go but “determination” will remind us of why we do what we do.

People may try to discourage us… we mail fail, and we may lose hope… but there are things we can do to remain determined through the fire…

 

  • Keep doing something! (Progression creates motivation, which creates determination).
  • Make time to stop and think to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.
  • Write down your desired end result and the benefits you’ll experience when you reach your goal.
  • Who is rooting for you? Remember the people who believe in you and genuinely want to see you succeed.
  • Get Inspired! Find inspiration through people/interactions, events, YouTube, books, Google etc.

These methods will surely keep you going when you’re facing adversity. Many do in fact create a motivational push which is great for progression but when you are always aware of why you’re doing something, it powers your inner determination long-term and even when you can find instant motivation. Using these tactics will allow you to create long-lasting and powerful habits which you can benefit from at any time. The answers are always in front of us, but many choose to give in rather than do what’s necessary.

Don’t Let Anyone Get in Your Way!

As said before, people can and will try to discourage us in multiple ways… it’s just a part of life. There are a few ways to handle this however because nothing should ever get in the way of your determination.

  • Let them go.
  • Learn how to block out the noise.
  • Stick to your guns no matter what happens.

It’s true; some people don’t belong in our daily lives. You… come first… and although you might not want to shut out certain people, remember that you don’t have to compromise your beliefs for anyone.

So, it’s your decision as to who you want to surround yourself with but if you’re no longer determined because of an opinion, then it may be time to hang around people who can be supportive. You are in complete control of your life and you have the power to move anyone out of the way that’s interfering with your goals. It becomes a lonely road but greatness in any area of life often is.

Are You Determined for the Right Reasons?

Let’s face it… everything is not for us and we are not for everything. Determination is very powerful but what are we directing our determination toward? Is what you’re determined toward what you really want? Often times life will give us the most benefits when we do things for the right reasons. You see, we can have a box full of tools but if we use them for the wrong jobs, we likely won’t get the results we want. It’s the same for putting all of your effort into something which you know will not benefit you in any way (Unless it’s helping someone else).

So, this is a question we must all ask ourselves at some point. This may not apply to everyone as different (More personal) experiences may definitively require a lot of determination (Health problems, relationships etc.).

This aspect of determination often comes naturally and without effort as it’s always within us.

What Are Your Goals?

Many things are possible and most things we direct our determination towards are justified… but having short and long-term goals can help us to become even more passionate about achieving a result. Determination without goals will lead to a road of disappointment, confusion and stagnation. Nobody wants to spin their wheels but yet it’s so common because so many people blindly do something and hope it works out for them. This goes along with the wrong way to utilize the power of determination.

Set some goals for yourself but think before you do… ask yourself the following questions?

  • “Is it worth it”?
  • Is there fulfillment in continuing?
  • What’s do I ultimately want from this?

These are just a few questions you can ask yourself before embarking on a journey to achieve a goal/s. They will help you to narrow down the things you should be doing and eliminate the meaningless pursuits. Don’t fall victim to not having a good plan and/or idea of where you want to take your life because nobody wants to waste time and efforts. It does and will happen however as it’s just a natural part of life.

Don’t Worry About “Being Ready” …

The truth is… you don’t have to be entirely ready before you become determined to do something. Nobody ever has all of the answers but whatever you are trying to achieve, is waiting for you to make a move. The most successful and powerful people in the world never have/had all the answers. It’s about just being determined enough to make it!

We often see the hardest working people achieve way more than the smartest and this is because they had the determination to just jump in regardless of their lack of knowledge and/or inability to see achievement in the beginning. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking you need to be ready, when all you need is willpower to start and from there… you learn. Think about a time you just put forth the effort to try something and before you knew it, you were an expert, or you at least became good at something.

This is the power of determination

So be determined even when fear and uncertainty rear their ugly heads because this is the only way to see the greatness on the other side of what seems undesirable. You’ll never have it better as far as the journey to the desired place goes.

Many things can throw us off course regardless of what we are setting out to achieve in life. Things will come, and things will go but “determination” will remind us of why we do what we do.

People may try to discourage us… we mail fail, and we may lose hope… but there are things we can do to remain determined through the fire…

  • Keep doing something! (Progression creates motivation, which creates determination).
  • Make time to stop and think to remember why you’re doing what you’re doing.
  • Write down your desired end result and the benefits you’ll experience when you reach your goal.
  • Who is rooting for you? Remember the people who believe in you and genuinely want to see you succeed.
  • Get Inspired! Find inspiration through people/interactions, events, YouTube, books, Google etc.

These methods will surely keep you going when you’re facing adversity. Many do in fact create a motivational push which is great for progression but when you are always aware of why you’re doing something, it powers your inner determination long-term and even when you can’t find instant motivation. Using these tactics will allow you to create long-lasting and powerful habits which you can benefit from at any time.

The answers are always in front of us, but many choose to give in rather than do what’s necessary.

 

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