October 24 2014
Your Life: To Be Determined
What makes someone a "force of nature"- focused, successful, and essentially
unstoppable? The answer is determination, a powerful force that drives mankind toward their
dreams and goals without end. Determination is fueled by fire, motivation, and desire.
Determination is standing up strong after being thrown down, strengthening yourself to endure
any force, and changing the world with everyday courage. The journey of determination
transforms elusive thoughts into tangible success. Without determination nothing is possible.
With it, impossible is nothing.
Determination's multifaceted nature can be analyzed in different steps progressing
towards ultimate destiny. Its purpose is first born with a spark, an idea, a finding of something
within more powerful than yourself. It begins with writing a poem for the first time or catching a
baseball with a mitt bigger than your tiny little arm. It is discovering your talents, desiring to
reach your potential, and finding your gifts within that you are passionate to share with the
world. The mightiest works begin with the smallest step of a simple courage to envision
The next step is the decision and the actual commitment to devoting yourself entirely to
your dreams. This step is not easy; it takes courage to face the voices that say you cannot, will
not, and are not good enough. It requires bravery to take a chance on yourself, to believe in
yourself enough that the uncertainties and risks fail to scare you away from becoming your best.
It is signing up for that team you always looked up to; it is choosing professors who challenge
you to step up your game and never reward easy effort. It is dropping out of college to start a
business in your garage nicknamed "Apple"...