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The Face of Determination

Every dream of ours becomes a reality due to our determination to make it through. The firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired outcome ensures ultimate success in whatever we do. It is this “determination” that differentiates us from the rest. If determination is supported by a clear willingness to execute, anyone can develop the capability to do anything. The determination of an individual, society or a nation therefore directly stems from its vision and when it is strongly supported by the will to do it, success would be the only outcome.

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If so, why is determination in the hands of a few only? Why is that most of us are not driven? Is it not common to see a cross-section of people amid deep slumber? This quality of inertia is the antithesis of determination and that needs to be understood more than determination itself. Most of us are happy to indulge in a lazy state and sit back. Nevertheless, we do appreciate people who are active and focused. It is entirely up to us to look around and perceive this illusionary world around us or remain where we are and how we are.

Nonetheless, when we look around, we will find different kinds of people of different qualities. The world primarily consists of three gunas or qualities – Sattva (purity), Rajas (activity) and Tamas (darkness, destruction). These three qualities are present everywhere and in everything – humans, animals, food, objects etc. For example – squirrels and cows are known for purity, Cheetah and wolf are known for being very active and small creatures like bedbugs, lice, moths, army ants are known for destruction. Similarly, foods rich in carbohydrates provide you energy, proteins help in body building and while fatty foods keep you warm, too much of them will ruin your health. Likewise, human qualities define who we are as human beings. We need to recognize these qualities and understand that there are many possibilities to inter-play these three qualities both in mind and body through awareness and effort. By doing so, we can alter the presence and influence of external objects, lifestyle and thoughts to bring about a conscious change in our levels of existence.
So, Stop saying, “I wish” and start saying “I will”.
However, our mind is unstable and keeps fluctuating. If we learn to stabilize our mind, we will be able to use and inter-play the primary qualities, to stay focused. To keep our mind in check and in the right order, the foremost thing that we need to do is to move out of our indolent state. Understanding this by itself will open our mind and help us move from a passive to an active state. Slowly, we might see ourselves more determined than before. In this entire process, our behavior, attitude, and actions do undergo multiple changes, thereby bringing in a conscious change in our personality and disposition to different matters before us.

Nothing works better than success and we see that determination is one of the chief drivers to attain success. Success begets more success and leaves a deep sense of fulfilment in the efforts undertaken. The passion to succeed keeps increasing, making us more determined in our efforts to achieve higher goals. In this circle, we get more charged and better focused to execute our task. The difficulty to discriminate the real from the unreal will gradually vanish, leaving our mind in a clear state. Then we would be able to reflect on our own vision and gauge our level of determination. It is in this clear state, when the mind is not present, that creativity dawns. In short, if we are determined, we will find the universe manifesting things for us.

So, Stop saying, “I wish” and start saying “I will”.

Comments (12)

Rtn Girijaa Deshhpande Posted on Nov 26, 2018

We every day see examples of how determination makes a difference. In spite of extremely daunting challenges of all kinds- physical, financial, financial, social , and mental - we have Columbus, Rockfeller, Arunima Sinha, Abbas Karimi, Ravindra Jain, Shekar Naik - achieving the seemingly impossible. If there is determination, we are sure to reach our destination.


Snigdha Prusti Posted on Sep 26, 2018

Determination towards goal is very important in life. This makes any person to grow wisely from inside. Very much inspiring post.

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Varsh Posted on Sep 25, 2018

Determination makes the whole difference from wanting to do something and being driven towards it. This was a motivational post. Good one!

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Neha Jain Posted on Sep 25, 2018

That\'s such a motivational share..we really need to be determined to get our selves goals

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Gurjeet Chhabra Posted on Sep 25, 2018

that is so motivation post, everyone around us has a different personality and we should take some good quality from them

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Mrinal Kiran Posted on Sep 25, 2018

I lack determination and I know that very well! :( I don\'t feel like completing anything that the pick up! This post was a booster! I will try to stabilise my mind!

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Deepa Posted on Sep 25, 2018

That\'s a very inspiring and motivational post. Glad I read it today as needed a push today. Good one!

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Ruchi Verma Posted on Sep 25, 2018

Actually yes!! When you are determined you can rock the world and give 100% to yourself ...I always tell my kids also to mention try and think that you will rather regreting later that oh I wish I would have tried!!

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Nisha Posted on Sep 25, 2018

It is difficult to be consistent with efforts and demands lots of determination which is again a very individual thing. The individuals who recognizes the power of determination, stands above all.

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Hema Posted on Sep 25, 2018

Totally agree to you, determination is key to success. I loved the way you have written it. Our unstable mind is the biggest enemy which can affect the result. Focus and determination can help you to chase your dreams

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Jhilmil Bhansali Posted on Sep 25, 2018

Inspirational post, somehow always determined towards my goals and they have helped me transform as a person also .

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Priyanka Patwari Posted on Sep 24, 2018

No one is wise by birth. Wisdom results from one’s own efforts... Very nice post with lot of motivation..

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