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.

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.

Heaven is blessed with perfect rest but the blessing of earth is toil.

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.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.

If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.

To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.

The person without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder.

Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.

Strength does not come from physical activity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.

Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.

"What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it."

God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.

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

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.

It is your determination and persistence that will make you a successful person.

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