"You can not fail if you resolutely determine that you will not." -Abraham Lincoln
Hello Friends, Can you believe it's already the first of September??? Wow this year is flying by and great things are happening here at Joanna International. We are reaching our goals and reaching the world with our messages of creating a positive life! With this success comes new and exciting changes and opportunity. I wanted to announce and let you all know that my family and I will be moving back to the US for a while to be able to speak more and work on some exciting new projects we are going to launch in 2014. So if you'd like me to visit your hometown and speak, it's going to be easier than ever as I won't be flying across an ocean to get to you!
For today's blog I wanted to share with you what's been on my heart. As an entrepreneur, mom and so much more it takes alot of Determination to reach your goals. I want to briefly talk to you about the importance of staying determined in every area of your life!
Determination is firmness of purpose to accomplish something. It is willpower and willfulness, self-control, perseverance, courage, capability, adaptability, strength of purpose and character, persistence, fortitude, resilience and more.
With determination you can accomplish anything. The trick is, in the context of creating your best life, to make sure that what you’re trying to accomplish is in line with your principles and values, what’s most important to you.
With determination it’s easier to accomplish anything, the key is to accomplish the ‘right’ things for you . . .
Here’s how having determination and being determined helps you create your best life. First, when you have enough determination, you can do anything, have anything and be anything. Secondly, you need determination to help you develop other best life character traits and to continue growing as a person and as a human being. It’s often easier to take the easy path, the path of least resistance. It takes determination to choose and stick to the ‘right’ path for you . . .
It’s your life and it’s up to you to create the life that you want. Be determined and have determination to do so!
Dream, Believe, Act, Achieve
I know everything is possible
I will keep going
I will do it
I am determined . . .
A note for parents...
As parents it is our responsibility to set an example for our children. That means we need to show them our determination. We need to keep going, push through, have positive thoughts (and share them with our children), persevere, be resilient, etc. We need to show them that it’s more than okay to make mistakes and have failures, that in fact, we usually learn more from them than from our successes. We need to embrace change and take chances. We also need to show them that sometimes, when we discover that what we are so determined to do is not in line with our principles and values, that it’s okay to change course or stop altogether, that determination doesnot mean success at any cost.
We need to live our lives with determination if we want our children to live their lives with determination. We have to ‘practice what we preach’ if we expect them to ‘practice what we preach’!
No matter what obstacles you face in your workout or life, remember, you CAN do it!
So what are you seeking and determined to do with your life? To what do you devote your heart, mind, soul and strength? Reflect on what you strive for in your life. You may find you need to readjust your direction. Seek wisely, because you will most likely find what you seek!
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