We will always have to make decisions. At every point of decision making, there are often two voices, one will be positive and the other negative. One tells you to reach for your goals, face the challenge without fear, but then the other discourages you and instills doubt in you.
Whether family goals, career success, or personal goals, everyone must have had to pursue something at one time or the other. Even for tasks as little as setting out to a physical destination, you have exhibited some sort of determination. If you have a flat tyre while on your way, it is only natural for you to find a solution in order to continue your journey. So should the willpower to achieve any goal be.
Determination is the positive emotion that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles. According to Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan, self-determination theory is the theory of motivation. This theory addresses important issues such as human needs, values, intrinsic motivation, development, goals, education, healthcare, relationships, organizations etc.
To achieve a goal, you have to pursue with energy and focus but the factors below hinder us sometimes:
Although all that has been listed above can deter progress, we are the true agents and determinants of our realization. On how to be determined, these few tips highlighted below are crucial.
- Know what you want
- Be Focused
- Take Action Now
- Be Persistent, Don’t give up
- Choose Courage over Fear
- Be Optimistic, Surround yourself with positive minded people
- Be Deeply Committed
Determination is a mindset, a skill that could get better with practice.
- Make that call
- Start that business
- Enroll for that training
- Open that account
- Take the risk
- Write that book
- Have a plan
- Start saving
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”
― Beverly Sills