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It’s no secret life is full of challenges wrapped in unimaginable struggles, the very reason we cannot allow setbacks and obstacles to be the reason we give up. The most effective weapon on and off the battlefield of life is determination; the ability to keep trying and to keep moving no matter what.

It’s true, our successes or failures depend on how much determination, we put into whatever is necessary. We can start by deciding to choose hope. Hope is the most practical starting point because this is where the real possibilities begin.

Life is hard for most of us, but the truth is we only get one shot at it.

Life doesn’t give us too many do overs, so we had better be determined to make what we have as resourceful as possible. With that being said the next step is to seek for goals. If you don’t have them, you can’t push yourself; it’s simple, you’ll have nowhere to go, except into some state of limbo, or in the grasp of someone that will dictate them to you.

We all have those unfortunate times when there are more bad days than good ones; you know, those messy life events that overwhelm the good ones, like unexpected tragedies. I don’t know about you, but those are the days when we should be even more determined to get through what’s necessary to minimize damage.

When we allow our fear of failure to control us, and we use excuses instead of determination to conquer all, we risk the possibility of becoming complacent and mean spirited. These actions only lead to bad decisions, often causing us to make senseless moves that actively resist success due to stubbornness.

None of those traits will help your quest; they are meant to cripple. 

I can tell you this, I would rather fight the fight than wish away my days waiting for better ones that may not come, like some folks I know. And I know one of the greatest mistakes we can make in life is to continually fear we may make one. We all make mistakes, that’s how we learn, and it’s a part of living.

In other words, if you don’t try, you can’t secede.

Speaking for myself, I don’t have the time to waste time on things that have no value, especially if it’s the kind that make you want to stop living. I suggest you deal with what’s in front of you right now; that’s the way the present has to be dealt with, because in a second, the now can become a missed opportunity that might have been your future.

One of our jobs is to motivate ourselves, often through sheer determination. I can’t say it enough about that because it is absolutely necessary put into play whatever has to be done in order to make ourselves who we want to be. Waiting on others will not change our situation, it’s totally up to us. Then again, some of us are determined to not take any risk for fear it will be in vain. That’s too bad.

The thing is, we have a choice, we either do or don’t. Just keep in mind that the only way life won’t happen is if you are dead, so you had better be determined to make it as fruitful as possible. As for me, I choose to live, embracing all of its ups and downs with a good deal of anticipation to get as much out of it as I can.

Did you know there are few things in this world that are more powerful than persistence? It’s that determination to get things done that win the day.

It’s something to think about.

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Posted by on June 23, 2021 in Something To Think About

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