It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Chapter 6, Book 22, Book 18

I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be.

Martha Washington

I’m determined…

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve a determined soul.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Determination is a positive personal trait where you are intent on achieving a goal.  Determination often focuses attention to priorities and and constantly tells you to hold on to the goal no matter what.    Even with the best of planning unknowns arrive that make it hard to keep moving in the right direction. 

To succeed in life you have to be determined and focused on what you want to achieve.

Great determination can overcome most odds.

Aesop’s Fables

I have always thought of myself as a determined person.  Whatever I’ve set my mind to, I don’t stop until I’ve completed my goal.  One of my goals in life is to stay happy in whatever circumstances I find myself in.  There was a time that I forgot for awhile and found myself deep in the depths of despair.  That is never a good place to be, but thanks to my faith and some really good friends and of course my dedication to my family, I quickly regained my determination and I’m happy to say I haven’t forgotten my goal again.  

Don’t ever loose your determination.  Do what it takes to keep it.  

For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

When you live one day at a time, anything is possible.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Just for today I will be happy.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yes, determination is vital if we want to achieve our goals, but it helps a lot if it goes hand-in-hand with patience. It's easy to say, "I can do it!" but it's just as important to realize it may take a lot more time than you'd hoped before those hopeful words turn into actualization. It's too easy to despair and give up when things don't happen as quickly as we'd like. But we keep on keeping on.

Yes, just for today, let's be happy. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mevely317 said...

"I think I can, I think I can!" There's good reason that book became a children's classic!

betty said...

We all need that determination to keep ourselves going and on the path we want to be of happiness with what we have to work with, contentment, and gratitude.



determination takes practice. "For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity>"

jack69 said...

I think it is impossible to e happy 24 hours a day, but I think the determined folk bounce back much sooner than the negative types, some never do and that is sad!
Love sent your way from NC
Sherry & jack

Chatty Crone said...

My thought is yes determination is critical - but sometimes you have to know when to let go and give up.