The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination. Tommy Lasorda
There are so many great examples of determined individuals who through their perserverance have been successful in their chosen field. For example, as I write this blog I’m listening to Al Jarreau, a seven time Grammy winner who earned a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation and worked as a rehabilitation counselor, but moonlighted with a jazz trio. Once he made jazz his primary occupation, he worked with other artists including Miles Davis, Chick Corea and David Sanborn and recorded and toured for over 40 years. His longtime friend, George Benson was a studio musician performing on many famous albums until someone heard him sing. Once his solo career was launched, to date he has racked up 10 Grammy’s. Both of these careers didn't happen overnight, but with a steady determination they were able to cultivate successful careers that stood the test of time.
Based on a simple Google search of the word: determination. This is what I found:
When you’ve defined your goal, outline the steps you need to take to reach it. Create 30, 60, 90 goals to help you meet your expectations and continually revisit your outline to stay on track.
Once you’ve decided on what success looks like for you and you've developed a strategy to achieve your ultimate goal, that’s when being ENERGIZED is important in order to stick with your strategies. You'll have your good days and bad, but staying the course and being ENERGIZED is what will get you to the finish line.