It is the moment of our decisions that our destinies are created.
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.
To achieve something you’ve never achieved before, you must become someone you’ve never been before.
Decision and determination are the engineer and fireman of our train to opportunity and success.
All historians, even the most scientific, have bias, if in no other sense than the determination not to have any.
Carl Lotus Becker
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great mean, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Charles De Gaulle
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time…
When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.
The more you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions.
Our determination to imitiate Christ should be such that we have no time for other matters.
Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the impetuosity with which you take hold, but upon the ever lasting and sanctified buldoggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
Dr. A. B. Meldrum
To accomplish our destiny…we must cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.
Dr. Alexis Carrel
All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within and you will surely find it.
The only thing experience teaches you is what you can???t do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired.
Where the determination is, the way can be found.
George S. Clason
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
What we do upon some great occasion will probably depend on what we already are: and what we are will be the result of previous years of selfdiscipline.
H. P. Liddon
If you’re not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination, and unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.
Harry S Truman
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Explore your higher latitudes . . . be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, open new channels, not of trade but of thought.
Henry David Thoreau
You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Hoshang N. Akhtar
The fatal mistake is waiting for life’s circumstances to be right before we begin. Simply begin with your heart, look deeply into it and trust what you feel. Practice knowing and you will know.
Do good and care not to whom.
When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will had gone before.
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
It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge.
John J. Watson
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others.
Concentrate on what you do well, and do it better than anybody else.
If you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
I learned about the strength you can get from a close family life. I learned to keep going, even in bad times. I learned not to despair, even when my world was falling apart. I learned that there are no free lunches. And I learned the value of hard work.
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
Duties are not performed for duties’ sake, but because their neglect would make the man uncomfortable. A man performs but one duty, the duty of contenting his spirit, the duty of making himself agreeable to himself.
I wondered what else in my life I perceived to be wrong or difficult instead of exploring to understand the true purpose.
I think there is a great hunger within people to reach for the best in them.
The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Sometimes the subconscious mind manifests a wisdom several steps or even years ahead of the conscious mind, and has its own way of leading us toward our destiny.
My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.
The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in which direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place.
Orison Swett Marden
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Stubbornness is also determination. It’s simply a matter of shifting from won’t power to will power.
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one
Richard M. Devos
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Do what thy manhood bids thee do from none but self-expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies, who makes and keeps his self-made law.
Sir Richard Burton
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy – invincible determination–a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
By centering our lives on correct principles and creating a balanced focus between doing and increasing our ability to do, we become empowered in the task of creating effective, useful, and peaceful lives-for ourselves, and for our posterity.
Stephen R. Covey
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
I am not my memories. I am my dreams.
Do what you can, with what you have, right where you are.
Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom.
An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. LeGuin
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.
Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
Let everything you do be done as if it makes a difference.
It’s a very funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
William Somerset Maugham