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.