What is determination?
Determination, unlike motivation cannot be instilled within you by someone else. People or circumstances can motivate you to get started, but your own inner determination will be the factor that keeps you going.
Think of motivation being like a sweet and determination like chewing gum.
You can get through the sweet quickly, but you will be chewing the gum for a much longer time.
Why should you stay determined?
Going back to our article about 'The Art of Never Giving Up', inner determination will allow you to be more resilient to difficult times.
An inner drive to accomplish your goals is just what you need when you're dreaming big.
Have the end goal in mind
When you know where you're going - it's easier to keep on walking.
Don't forget why you started, and how important this is to you. Imagine yourself already having everything you dreamt of, and you're just enjoying the journey to that point.
Trust the process
It's not going to be easy - but know that with every failure, there is a lesson to be learnt, and over time you will be shaped into the person you were meant to be.
Nothing is permanent, so keep on going - and learning along the way.
Celebrate your successes
It's so easy to be motivated to work hard when you have just hit a milestone. But in reality, those situations will be rare - so it's important to remember everything you have already accomplished for that boost of determination.