Why do I continually stress the importance of determination…why do I proclaim the message: NEVER GIVE UP?

It’s very simple. The most common reason why individuals do not ultimately realize their dreams or achieve their objectives is simply  “giving up.”

In the pursuit of our goals and dreams we often encounter obstacles…certain individuals may be very good at initially working toward overcoming obstacles and barriers to success…but only to a point.  Do they have endurance and “staying power?” Some, after a while  begin to think, “perhaps this was not meant to be…I’m beating my head against the wall…why should I continue to punish myself and those around me?” Often,  those close to you may say, “Look…you can’t continue on this road…you’ve always tended to be a dreamer…it’s time to pack it in.”

Certainly, you may need to revise your strategy...assess the problem from a different angle…not only “think out of the box,” – – but actually create new boxes.  But totally abandoning your dreams?…Those who decide NOT to “fold and pack up their tents”…who continue to press on with single minded determination and focus…they are the ones who have dramatically improved the likelihood of truly reaching their goals…realizing their dreams. As JFK said…”we do these things not because they are easy…but because they are hard.”

A few quotes to consider:

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

“All things are difficult before they are easy.”  – Thomas Fuller

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.

–  Mario Andretti

Continuous, unflagging effort, persistence and determination will win. Let not the man be discouraged who has these.” –  James Whitcomb Reilly

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.” –  James Whitcomb Reilly

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

Keep the dream alive…don’t let it die…NEVER GIVE UP!

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John A. Fallone