Determination is “overcoming obstacles in order to reach my goal.” Determination is like climbing a mountain. You have to know what you want to achieve, then put one foot in front of the other until you reach the top.
Climbing a mountain takes a lot of effort. It is tempting to quit and turn back when you feel tired or discouraged. But determination means pressing on, pushing forward, and not giving up. Determination makes you a winner, not a quitter!
You can “win” at school by concentrating in class, finishing your assignments, and doing your best in every subject. You can “win” at home by helping your family, doing your chores, and making good choices. It takes determination to win—but you can do it!
Set the right goals.
Not be discouraged by failure.
Thomas Edison once said: “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Determination is a positive emotion that pushes individuals toward action and results in important outcomes such as perseverance and the development of coping mechanisms. When hard work is your obstacle, strive to overcome it to attain your goals.
Practicing determination when young has life long benefits for you. It strengthens your ability to make and maintain friends. It also improves health and mental well-being. The positive outcomes include illness resistance and decreased depression. Determination is a key attribute sought after in the future and, for many roles, can be more important than sheer intelligence.