Explore the value of Determination
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Here are some inspiring stories about determination.
DETERMINATION
LOUD SILENCE... My inspiration is my son name John III, unfortunately he challenges obstacles everyday within himself diffcult to understand others. He has a big heart and a creative mind, but with a diagnosis of spectrum of autism his becoming is different and unpredictable everyday with a exposed motion I called loud...
SUBMITTED BY REBECCA TRUOCCOLO
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DETERMINATION
EMPOWERMENT My name is Charlie Wachtel and I have end stage kidney failure. Three years ago, I was a day away from dying and had lost the ability to walk. Now, due to my spiritual/health/wellness background, I am making a miraculous comeback, defying the odds and if everything continues to go well, I could be off dialysis by...
SUBMITTED BY CHARLIE WACHTEL
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FATHER'S DAY My Father’s father died when I was three-years old. Sadly, I don’t remember him. My Father died long before our daughter was born, a half a world away in China. Obviously they never met. This weekend will be Father’s Day. Getting together with my Mom, Mother-in-law, sister, two nieces, wife, daughter and our...
SUBMITTED BY RANDY GOLLAY
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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DETERMINATION QUOTATIONS
20180914 friday quote
“A will finds a way.”

Orison Swett Marden

20180912 wednesday quote
“A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.”

Colin Powell

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“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

Og Mandino

Thursday quote
“Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump. Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.”

Grace Lichtenstein

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“Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.”

Anonymous

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“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.”

Mike Dooley

20180910 monday quote
“Never, never, never give up.”

Sir Winston Churchill

Monday quote
“I believe success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”

Zig Ziglar

Tuesday quote
“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.”

Elizabeth Edwards

Friday quote
“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 DeVos

Wednesday quote
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Leonardo da Vinci

20180913 thursday quote
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”

Michael Jordan

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'determination'.
DETERMINATION
Martin A Martin is a man who has taken on the unbelievable effort to get to the bottom of the housing crisis, along with understanding and bringing to the public forefront, the "human" element behind so many of the stories. He has started a "Doer" club of people who get behind each story and send massive amounts of email...
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Emily G Emily is my daughter. Each time I say her name my heart fills with pride. She is a single mother of two beautiful children. Her life was in turmoil and she was homeless. After praying so hard that God finally said to me, "I heard you the first twenty times and I'm on it, ok?" she has turned her life around....
SUBMITTED BY ANN WISE
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Rob Y My Hero is my son Rob. He has just arrived in Afghanistan, where he will be stationed for possibly a year. He is serving in the Army. Rob has spent his whole adult life, trying to be the "best he can be". With his steadfast determination, he has overcome many obstacles that came before him in his path. He will be...
SUBMITTED BY DEBBIE YOUNG
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
FAMILY
FITNESS
FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
HEALTH
HELPING OTHERS
HONESTY
HONOR
HOPE
HUMILITY
IMAGINE
INCLUDING OTHERS
INCLUSION
INGENUITY
INNOVATION
INSPIRATION
INTEGRITY
JOY
JUSTICE
KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
LEADERSHIP
LEARNING
LISTENING
LITERACY
LIVE LIFE
LIVE YOUR DREAMS
LOVE
LOYALTY
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
MENTORING
MINDFULNESS
MOTIVATION
OPPORTUNITY
OPTIMISM
OVERCOMING
PARENTING
PASSION
PATIENCE
PEACE
PERSEVERANCE
PERSISTENCE
PIONEERING
PLEASE AND THANK YOU
PRACTICE
PREPARATION
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCY
RESPECT
RESPONSIBILITY
RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
SACRIFICE
SERVICE
SHARING
SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
STRENGTH
TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
TRUE BEAUTY
TRUST
UNITY
VISION
VOLUNTEERING
WONDER
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Your Comments
Aniya from 5620 Clear Drive APRIL 4, 2017
Determination is they key to sccess!!!

shivani from fiji JUNE 29, 2014
if you are determined to do something than no power in world can stop u to fulfill your dreams.be determined and live a determined life.....

jillian from cheyenne APRIL 23, 2014
people say that one person can't do it but if you believeyourself and determine yourself with sucess you can do anything.

satvika from hyderabad APRIL 17, 2014
i am nt publishing for my fame but,the strong will i have that people will come to know that there is nothing more than determination

satvika from hyderabad APRIL 17, 2014
determination will surely allow u to accomplish in you life

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