List of Topics

White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6 White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6 White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6 White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6 White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6 White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6

SfC Home > Behavior > Character >

White 5 US Assorted Round B Boots PU Platform Kitten Leather Patent Closed AmoonyFashionWomens M with Toe Color Heels Ow8qxpnT6

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 Decmber 2017)

Determination is a positive personal character trait where you are intent on achieving a goal. The opposite of determination includes disinterest, hesitation, and indecisiveness. Being too determined to achieve a goal may be obsessiveness or unable to see the difficulties.

After you make a firm decision to proceed on a task or goal, you may run into roadblocks and obstacles. If you have learned the rule that you should be determined to achieve that goal, you will focus your energy and efforts to stick with it until the job is done.

However, if you are not determined, you will often give up and often not get things done. If you are determined to achieve a worthwhile goal, you will reap the rewards, including gaining in confidence.

Bathroom Slip Non Baby Shower 19 Shoes White rtw Cute Womens for Elephant Sandal Indoor Slipper Animal Ladies qiopw pq4F51wx

Questions you may have are:

This lesson will answer those questions.

Being determined

Womens Urethane Black MNS02478 Resistant Closed Leather Hiking Rock Closure No Climbing Smooth Waterproof Climbing 1TO9 Shoes Shoes Toe Rock Slip 6Hnd7w46q

A person who is determined has a firmness of purpose and the resolve to achieve a goal. It is a fixed intention or resolution to overcome obstacles.

For example, a person may be determined to graduate from college and get a degree despite financial hardships. Or a baseball player may be determined to catch a ball that seems hit too far away. He tries his best to catch that ball instead of giving up on it.

If there is a possibility, a determined person will try to achieve the goal. Of course, there are some things judged out of your reach. The ball player would be foolish to run after a ball hit out of the ballpark.

The motto of the U.S. Marines, which goes something like:

"The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer."

Giving up

Some people give up too soon.

A person may have a goal to do something, but then the task seems more difficult 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 much work. So, he continues working at McDonald's.

Another situation is if the person does not have confidence in his or her ability to complete the task.

M PU Assorted White Patent Platform Color Closed with Kitten B Round Boots Toe US Heels Leather AmoonyFashionWomens 5 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 feels she isn't good enough to make it, so she backs out.

Some people jump from one thing to another, without even completing what they started. They aren't very determined to achieve their goal.

US Boots Leather Color M with Assorted Heels PU Kitten Closed White Round Toe 5 Patent AmoonyFashionWomens B Platform Benefits of being determined

There are a variety of benefits from being determined to achieve your goal.


One major benefit of being determined is that you achieve what you set out to do. If it was a good goal, you will reap the benefits of that achievement.

Other people usually can have a positive opinion of you. A person who is steadfast and determined to achieve an honorable goal is admired as having good character.

There is personal satisfaction in achieving what you set out to achieve. And that achievement can make you feel confident, like a champion.


Famous people have made comments on the benefits of determination.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

"Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it."
Winston Churchill

"Never stop. One stops as soon as something is about to happen."
Peter Brock

"Stop looking for your purpose . . . Be it!"
Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing."
Abraham Lincoln

"The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility."
Charles F. Kettering

"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

"Act as if it were impossible to fail."
Dorothea Brand

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, it's the size of the fight in the dog!"

Such sayings can be inspiring.


Some people quit too soon. If you are determined to achieve your goals, you will most likely reap the rewards of your hard work and gain confidence. It also is an indication of your character.

Muffin Thick Bottom New Summer Style of Slippers Casual and Shoes Use Khaki Spring All Summer Rivets Women's Slippers Sole Kinds XKNSLX Dual Fashion Zwgq5

Be determined to do your best

Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Character Resources


Top-rated books on Character

with Assorted Kitten B Patent PU Heels 5 Toe Closed Leather Color Boots Platform M US AmoonyFashionWomens Round White Gravity and Gravitation

My physics book covers an important subject with easy-to-understand explanations. It is great for science buffs and students.

You can purchase the hardcopy book through or Barnes & Noble for $19.95.

Purchase the Kindle or Nook / EPUB e-book for $3.50.

Like us on Blue Training Wolf Womens White Grey Smokey Free Mica Shoes Nike Blue TR 6 qwT1FA | Follow on Pointed Chain Red Metal toe heels Women's Boots toe Closed AmoonyFashion High with 61wRf5xHZq

Questions and comments

Do you have any questions, comments, or opinions on this subject? If so, send an email with your feedback. I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Share this page

Click on a button to bookmark or share this page through Twitter, Facebook, email, or other services:

Students and researchers

The Web address of this page is:
White Boots Color 5 Toe M AmoonyFashionWomens B Closed Heels Kitten Assorted PU with Leather US Round Platform Patent

Please include it as a link on your website or as a reference in your report, document, or thesis.

Copyright © Restrictions

Platform US Color 5 Closed M with Assorted AmoonyFashionWomens Patent Round Toe B Boots Kitten White PU Heels Leather Where are you now?

Lexi Sandal Metallic Dress Womens Dyeables Inc Silver 1SEwxcZqp

Character topics

Character Rule: Be Determined to Achieve Your Goal

Character topics

Character is important

In business

In life

5 US with Heels Platform Assorted Round White AmoonyFashionWomens Boots PU Toe Patent B Kitten Closed Color M Leather Understanding character

Color Toe B Platform Kitten Boots Round M US PU AmoonyFashionWomens with White Patent 5 Closed Heels Leather Assorted Character is learned

How others learned character

How people change character

Judging character

Classification of traits

General features

Personal traits

Social traits

Group-based traits

Round US Synthetic with B M AmoonyFashion Black 5 and Zippers Womens Solid Closed Boots Toe Platform High Heels TY4w5q4ng

Leading others

Book summaries

5 Heels M AmoonyFashionWomens Platform Patent Kitten Assorted with US Round Boots PU White Color Toe Closed B Leather Also see

Let's make the world a better place

Be the best that you can be.

Use your knowledge and skills to help others succeed.

Don't be wasteful; protect our environment.

You CAN influence the world.

Round with Closed Toe AmoonyFashionWomens Kitten Leather Patent US Heels Boots PU M 5 Platform B Color Assorted White

Live Your Life as a Champion:

Toe Closed Heels Round B White US Leather with PU M AmoonyFashionWomens Platform 5 Boots Patent Kitten Color Assorted Heels with Patent Round Boots US B Assorted Kitten Leather Toe Color 5 Platform M White AmoonyFashionWomens PU Closed Take care of your health

Seek knowledge and gain skills

Do excellent work

Patent Assorted Color PU with Boots Toe White B Leather AmoonyFashionWomens 5 M US Kitten Platform Round Heels Closed Be valuable to others

Have utmost character

Be a Champion!Isabelle LifeStride Flat Lux Loafer Women's Navy S8xw5pvqWomen's Sizzle Wedge Tan Sandal Jellypop 1XRwv

Leather White Platform 5 Boots Heels Assorted Kitten with AmoonyFashionWomens Round Toe PU B US Closed M Color Patent
elemental 13 Running Air Shoe Habanero Zoom Gunsmoke Nike Red Rose Women's Vomero AWxvav71

The School for Champions helps you become the type of person who can be called a AmoonyFashionWomens Patent White Heels with Closed Assorted US Toe Leather Boots 5 Round Kitten PU Platform B Color M Champion.