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Determination is the key to success By Ohemaa Adjwoa Ofori

“Man should be content with each step of progress merely as a station” and “without struggle there is no progress” ,Orison Swett.
Life will never offer you what you need so easily without encountering difficulties and you cannot overcome and succeed if you are not really determined. Many failed in either big or small ventures because they lack determination.
Determination as a virtue, enables us to persist in the face of difficulties and challenges. It makes us to march fearlessly ahead with faith until we achieve our goal.
As I indicated, life is never smooth and straightforward and many of us fall off when we come across obstacles. But with determination, no obstacle is insurmountable.
Determination coupled with unyielding produces creativity and experience . However, in order for us to succeed in life, we must set definite goals for ourselves and work hard.
Life is not a race, move gradually, steadily but be persistence in the face of difficulties. Patiently wait for results and have faith and courage in yourself. Ignore discouragement and never give up, do your best in all what you do, and seek the help of others when the need arises.
Understand that for you to be successful in life is a process, a matter of time. Never waste your energy and time on worthless things . Remember, unless you are inspired by determination and purpose, you may not make much any impact.
Records show that.” Then u make it available if you don’t have it don’t say it. People may call u out for it. Be careful not to be on the wrong side. Say what u have proof of an can defend.
No one in the world made it devoid of constant struggle Therefore, never relent in your effort or rest for a moment in your thought of what you want to become. Examples are Bethany Hamilton,Benjamin Franklin,

Jim Carrey
He is a widely known comedian who has cracked us up with his roles in movies such as ‘Ace Ventura’, ‘The Mask’, ‘Number 23’ and ‘Bruce Almighty’. Before he was famous, Jim and his family were struggling. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 so that he could support his family. His father was a musician who did not have a job. They were so poor that they all lived in a van. He suffered a lot but never gave up on his dream of being a comedian. He attended comedy clubs in Toronto with his father and eventually got picked for a show. He made it in Hollywood and became one of the most iconic comedians.

J.K. Rowling
She is the author behind the Harry Potter book series and the Hogwarts Universe. Her books have been bought all over the world. They have also been adapted into blockbuster movies. Despite her roaring success, J.K. Rowling was once so poor that she had to depend on welfare. She was divorced, dirt poor, depressed and taking care of one child. When she took the first manuscript of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, it was rejected a total of 12 times by Bloomsbury London publishers. Eventually, the book was published and it opened the gates of fortune for the author. Today, she is one of the richest women in the world

Oprah Winfrey

Everyone knows her. Her name is synonymous with talk shows. She is the queen of television talk shows and the richest woman in the world. Oprah Winfrey overcame tragic tribulation in her life to achieve success. Growing up in Milwaukee, her family was so poor that she wore sacks as clothing. She was also abused by members of her family. After running away from home at age 14, Oprah delivered a baby boy who died after birth. She didn’t give up and went to public schools where she excelled. With the assistance of scholarships, Oprah went on to attend college and majored in journalism. One thing led to another and now she is in charge of a media empire that is worth $2.9 billion dollars.

Are you scared of sharks? Bethany Hamilton came face to face with one and still got in the waters again. When she was 13, Bethany Hamilton was surfing and got attacked by a shark. It chewed off her left arm but she survived. Believe it or not, Bethany was back in the waters one month later. In two years, she was the overall winner in the Explorer Women’s Division in the NSSA National competition. Her grit and determination were simply impressive

Benjamin Franklin

Thus, we should never for a moment distort our determination by harboring doubts about our ability to reach our goal. Whenever we do this, we weaken the force which will propel us to reach our goal.
Ambition is the leader of all great achievements. It is the fore-runner which clears the way for us to reach our goal. However, there is no surer road to success than moving along the path of those who have succeeded.

The Important Take Away

Grit and perseverance are necessary to achieve greatness. The famous people indicated above overcame great challenges to achieve success. Painful memories and experiences light a fire of inspiration that no one can put out. Be inspired by their stories and create your own legend of achievement.

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – …

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