What determines whether you have a life of mediocrity or achieve success? There are multiple traits including determination that make the key difference.
What you may not already know is that you already possess each of these. In fact, every human being is born with the seed of them. All that you need to do is cultivate that see like you would a garden. They will grow and the harvest is success.
Begin by learning the 4 surprising links between success and determination.
Successful People Are Determined To Expand Their Personal Education
Successful people value their own personal education and they’re determined to get this knowledge. This doesn’t mean you need to go to a four year university, but it means you need to acquire the knowledge to succeed either at school or on your own.
Being determined to your personal development and education is essential to achieving success.
Determination Removes Obstacles
There are always obstacles to success. They come from places that we might expect such as your own learning curve. But, they also come from places that you might not expect such as family members and friends. They are not trying to stop you from achieving, they are just worried that you will fail.
Determination allows you to overcome these obstacles because you see how you will succeed and are determined to do it, no matter what.
Determination Breeds Motivation
There are many ingredients to success that require determination. Motivation is one of them. We all have moments of self-doubt, especially when trying to achieve the success that we desire. Without proper motivation then procrastination sets in. Success is simply put off until “tomorrow” but tomorrow never comes.
If you cultivate determination then you will also cultivate motivation because you are determined to achieve your goal.
Determination Allows You To Pay The Price For Success
No matter what success looks like to you, it comes with a price. When we say “price” many people immediately think monetary. Yes, there may be a monetary price. But, there are also other prices to pay before success can be achieved. They can come in the form of our time, mental energy, physical energy, etc.
For instance, if you are trying to start a business but you choose to watch television instead of reading about your chosen endeavor then the TV show is costing you the knowledge that could be gained. The price you are paying, for the knowledge necessary to succeed, is not watching your favorite TV show.
Determination is not the only thing necessary to achieve success. It is also important to get a good mentor, motivation, proper goals, and desire. But, determination is the key that opens the door to the other traits. Without determination then it is easy to give into to even the smallest obstacle, it is tough to pay the price that it takes for success, and you simply won’t cultivate the motivation necessary.