Explore the value of Determination
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Here are some inspiring stories about determination.
DETERMINATION
HOW ROCK BOTTOM BECAME THE FOUNDATION FOR BUILDING MY CAREER So, here we are at the end of the year. My daughter’s birth month so a time I always get incredibly nostalgic. I’ve read a lot of people’s autobiographies over the year and taken so much inspiration and motivation from them. So, I’ve decided to pluck up the courage and share a little of my own. To remind those...
SUBMITTED BY SHARON BALLARD
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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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I DECIDED... There is no substitute for LIFE! Either you are in it or you're not. It seems to me that many people that I know have been "wishing and hoping and thinking and praying", but I have heard few of them say they are really LIVING the life they wish to live. Well I decided a while ago that I was going to live...
SUBMITTED BY QUENTON STROUD
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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
20180911 tuesday quote
“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.”

Tommy Lasorda

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

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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

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

Elizabeth Edwards

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

Colin Powell

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

20180914 friday quote
“A will finds a way.”

Orison Swett Marden

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

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

Anonymous

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“Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.”

Douglas MacArthur

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'determination'.
DETERMINATION
Nicholas T My beautiful boy Nicholas was born at 32 weeks. A normal pregnancy is 40. Even though he was not that early he only weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces. Other than being little he was perfect. Then 10 days later tragedy hit. He had Necrotizing Enterocolitis which is a gastrointestinal disease that mostly affects premature...
SUBMITTED BY STOJAN T.
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Martin K He's my father, the one I love and the one I look up to everyday. I'm 19 years old and just graduated high school, where now I know my life is just about to begin. Even though my Dad is in the U.S. Army and can't always be there for me, I know he loves me and would do anything for me. My father has been in the...
SUBMITTED BY JOSEPH KOVACS
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Courtney W She's legally blind due to being born prematurely, and has been raised by her grandmother. Despite so many hardships, she creates some of the most magnificent digital visual art I've seen. Her command of light and shadow is much better than my own, and I'm 34 and she's only 19! It takes her hours of sittings,...
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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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ACHIEVEMENT
AMBITION
APPRECIATING NATURE
APPRECIATION
BEING THERE
BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
BRAVERY
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
GOODNESS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
GRIT
HARD WORK
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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
PULL TOGETHER
PURPOSE
REACHING OUT
RESILIENCE
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
WISDOM
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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