“D” is for Determination

How do I determine if I have enough determination? What deters me from showing full determination? It is to my detriment when my determination flags.

Lack of determination derails me; it derails my writing; it derails all those lofty goals that I hold out for myself.

Determination is illusive. I can’t order it up at breakfast like a glass of orange juice, and be set for the day. Determination has its own ebb and flow that are tied to my own biorhythms.

“I am determined to have determination,” I say, and I squeeze my eyes shut to squeeze more determination into what I am doing—to squeeze more determination juice from my marrow and into my energy supply.

And so my determination rests in how determined I am to stay determined.

It has to do with my resolve…but that “R” and that’s for another day…or so I say.

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  1. Prone to derailment … I’m with you there. Unfortunately. (Love the cover of your book, by the way.) 🙂

    Determination is most of the writing battle. Day after day we start again and persevere.

    “Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world. ” (Tom Clancy)

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  2. Prone to derailment … I’m with you there. Unfortunately. (Love the cover of your book, by the way.) 🙂
    Determination is most of the writing battle. Day after day we start again and persevere.
    “Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world. ” (Tom Clancy)

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