25 Quotes on Determination and Accomplishment

The determination is the ability to keep trying, and to keep moving towards a goal, no matter what. It is in getting back up no matter how many times we fall down. People who have mastered determination are not necessarily people who have never failed or even those who have failed many times.

People with determination are those who get up and keep going, who learn from what went wrong and adjust course, and who believe in themselves despite all obstacles. The difference between eventual success and failure can be a true sense of determination. Here are some wise words from those who have learned what determination is, and who have learned to harness its strength to achieve their definition of success.

1. "When the will is ready the feet are light." -  Proverb

2. "It is easier to act yourself into a new way of feeling rather than feel your way into a new way of acting." –  G. D. Morgan

3. "Construct your determination with Sustained Effort, Controlled Attention, and Concentrated Energy.  Opportunities never come to those who wait… they are captured by those who dare to attack." –  Paul J. Meyer

4. "A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve." –  Mahatma Gandhi

5. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." –  Henry Ford

6. "The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.  The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” –  Dale Carnegie"

7. "No one is wise by birth.  Wisdom results from one’s own efforts." –  Krishnamacharya

8. "Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man." –  Jimmy Lyon

9. "Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success." –  David J. Schwartz

10. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." –  Colin Powell

11. "Nothing really worth having comes quickly and easily.  If it did, I doubt that we would ever grow." –  Eknath Easwaran

12. "Problems are only opportunities in work clothes." –  Henry J. Kaiser

13. "Wishes are like seeds – few ever develop into something." –  Michael Garofalo

14. "Nothing can withstand the power of the human will if it is willing to stake its very existence to the extent of its purpose." –  Benjamin Disraeli

15. "What may be done at any time will be done at no time." –  Scottish Proverb

16. "If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you.  What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down." –  Mary Pickford

17. "There is not great talent without great will power." –  Honore de Balzac

18. "Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts.  This is the secret of success." –  Swami Sivananda

19. "What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.  Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter." –  Peter F. Drucker

20. "Willingness is essential in any initiation or in making any dream come true.  “I can’t” often means “I won’t.”  You can change “I won’t” to “I will” with will power." –  Marcia Wieder

21. "As long as I have you there is just one other thing I’ll always need — tremendous self control." –  Ashleight Brilliant

22. "People do not lack strength, they lack will." –  Victor Hugo

23. "Gongfu is an ancient Chinese term describing work/devotion/effort that has been successfully applied over a substantial period of time, resulting in a degree of mastery in a specific field.  Although the term is synonymous in the West with martial arts (though it is most over rendered Kung Fu), it is equally applicable to calligraphy, painting, music, or other areas of endeavor." –  Andy James

24. "Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts." –  Life’s Little Instruction Calendar

25. "The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going." –   Ralph Waldo Emerson


Contribute to SuccessStory.com

Help our community grow with motivational stories, articles & tips

Learn from People who Already Made it