a positive personal character trait that will serve as an example to others. A person with determination is someone who is
earnest, unwavering or dogmatic in
his or her purpose. If there is something this person wants to do, he or she will not give up easily or be deterred by something else. If you are determined to achieve a worthwhile
goal, you will reap the rewards.
However, some people capitulate or give up too easily. A person may have a goal to do something,
but then the task seems more arduous than he or she thought it would be. The person then weighs the desire to achieve the
goal versus the work required and decides to quit. For example, a young man may want to get a job as an electrician. But then
he finds that he must take classes and go through a two-year apprenticeship. To him, that is too formidable a task. Instead, he continues working at McDonald's, which
is the antithesis of his true goal.
Another situation might be if a person
does not have confidence in her ability to complete the task. For example, suppose a girl wanted to get into the school play.
She dreams of having the lead role, but then when audition time comes, she may feel ambiguous about her talent, so rather than going through a belittling experience she capitulates and backs out at the last moment.
we want to attain, we must let go of those debilitating
thoughts that prevent us from obtaining our goals and dreams. Every goal requires sacrifices of some sort. Old habits of thinking
and behaving negatively can only deter us
from achieving our utmost desires and goals. So don’t be afraid to articulate your dreams- tell your friends what you want and then with determination go after your goals. Others
will emulate you because you will be
a positive role model!