Quotes on Determination

The mission is not an easy thing to do. And one of the most important characteristics of a successful missionary is his or her desire to continue forward, working hard- Determination to see success and help those around them. We have compiled some quotes from people that focus on the idea of determination.

 Road of Determination

“Have the determination to make the effort, the single-mindedness to work toward a worthy goal, and the courage not only to face the challenges that inevitably come but also to make a second effort, should such be required.”  -Thomas S. Monson

“I plead with you to make a determination right here, right now, not to deviate from the path which will lead to our goal: eternal life with our Father in Heaven. Along that straight and true path there are other goals: missionary service, temple marriage, Church activity, scripture study, prayer, temple work. There are countless worthy goals to reach as we travel through life. Needed is our commitment to reach them.” -Thomas S. Monson

 “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ―Maya Angelo

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” -Winston Churchill

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -Beverly Sills

“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.” -Roopleen

“The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.” -Joss Whedon

“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.”  ― Langston Hughes

“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” -T. F. Hodges

“Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.” – Criss Jami

“Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor.” ― Cory Doctorow

“Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” ― Robert Strauss

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!” ― Jillian Michaels

“If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters – 204 if you’re in Japan.” ― Claire Cook

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination.” -Tommy Lasorda

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.” – Denis Waitley

Here is a motivational ted talk that talks about the power that determination can bring.

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

“A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” – Horace Mann

“Determination is the wake-up call to the human will” – Anthony Robbins

“An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.” – Thomas Fuller

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” – Gail Devers

“I’ve always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish.” – Chuck Norris

“You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.” – Ralph Marston

The truest wisdom is a resolute determination. Napoleon Bonaparte

Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute. Zig Ziglar

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” – Man Ray

“It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.” – Kenneth J Hutchins

“People with a strong will power will always have the bigger picture in mind. They will be able to forgo small pleasures in order to help attain bigger goals.” -Brian Adams

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” George Lorimer

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” Sonia Johnson

“I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.” Gale Sayers

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.” -Gail Devers

“To make any kind of change, one has to have the will and determination to do it.” Byron Pulsifer

“Feel proud of your achievements, no matter how small they are, and create or renew a spark of determination within yourself so that you continue to work hard.” Amy Pendergrass

“Your courage, determination, creativity, stubbornness, work ethic and decision making will decide where you get.” Amar Hasic

“We can achieve anything we desire if we give ourselves the time and the right resources to learn, but these are worthless without the focus and determination to be successful.” Rosemary Peck

“Many things catch your fancy but true, lasting, career oriented success can only come if you are willing to combine that passion of choice with hard work and determination.” K. Elizabeth

“Take passion and determination anywhere you go and we promise you, you’ll go far.” -Dorothea Jackson

“Find what you love to do, and go do it. You will never be successful until you have a plan, and the discipline and determination to go through with that plan.” Julius Williams

“Remember anything you start doing, it will take time, practice, and determination to become better organized. Just by making small incremental changes, day by day, can have a lasting impact on your future.” Curt Hinson

“You can only succeed when you are determined because with determination, you will be able to look for solutions to your problems even if it seems impossible to do.”- Aidin Safavi

“Determination makes you willing to do and determines what you are willing to do. Thus, determination is the impetus for persistence and perseverance for taking action.” -Dorothy Wehunt

“They were learning what it means to have faith, determination, and the importance of hard work – three essentials for success in life.” -Robert P. Holland

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brow

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