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Arisonace asked 2 months ago

The Drive and Determination to Succeed

Many live unfulfilled lives and many more continue to experience regrets while alive. A lot of us want to be successful and this comes with a price. There is a sacrifice to pay for success. Many are swimming in the ocean of depression daily because of the failures and lost opportunities that they have experienced. Depression is real and many around the world commit suicide as an aftermath of depression.

The question to ask is, are you willing to succeed? How determined are you? A razor blade sharp focused mind is a prerequisite. In that business of yours, are you determined to be the best? Really, there is a sacrifice to pay if you must change the game for yourself. It is important to define the degree of success you thirst for. The hungrier you are, the more motivated you should be towards realizing your goals. It is also important to invest in your goals. How many books have you read that talks about your discipline/business/vocation/calling? Books contain secrets and authors have provided ”charity at its peak” to pour their mind into their written stuff. So, it is important to dig deep into books. Within books are contained mind-blowing secrets that are impregnated with the potential to transform your mind and catapult your business to the next level.

Happiness is a function of how successful you have become. Have you not noticed the more successful you get, the more happier you become? I am giving you this for free. The degree to which you will be happy in this life is directly related to your success attainment in your calling, whether it be a business, academics, music, sports, etc. It is therefore, worth every effort of yours to be determined to succeed at you calling in life. Success is an opportunity that only the living being has in this present life. So, you owe it to yourself to succeed. Achievement in life results in happiness and everyone desire happiness. Even your wife chose you because of her desire to be married happily ever after. Your circle of friends and family experience joy when you are an achiever. So, follow your dream with great tenacity. Be determined to succeed. This life will be lived once and as the great philosopher has said ‘if I succeed it is my fault, if I fail it is my fault’. Choose this day your greatest desire. Do not give up on your dream.

You may be feeling depressed and even contemplating suicide at this moment. Or you may know someone that is depressed. Depression comes partly as a result of unfulfilled expectations. Some people strive towards achievement and winning in life, but when their expectations are not met, they experience the feelings of failure that is accompanied by inferiority complexes. This is just one of the lies and untrue sensations that enter our hearts when things do not work as expected the very first time. Remember Thomas Edison? The man who invented the first incandescent electric light  bulb in his Menlo Park Laboratory, New Jersey in 1879. Edison tried 999 times and the game changer for him occurred thunderously at his 1000th attempt. He never gave up. When asked about his failures and how he coped with failing 999 times, he replied, ‘I did not fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with a thousand steps’ – paraphrased. So, how many times have you tried to learn that trade or that skill? Never, ever give up. Hold your shoulders high and repeat to yourself ‘I will never give up’. Go for your goals. Follow your dreams.

Succeed while you are alive. Do not wait until you are old before you follow your dreams. Be determined to win at what you have always desired. Think winning always. Write your goal in a sheath of paper and paste it on your doors so you can always look at it. You may paste it on your show mirror if you have one. The idea is that when your goal is written down, it is conceived in your mind and while you look at it regularly, an impression is created upon your heart. My experience make me know that there are forces in the universe that brings our greatest desires close to us until they are attained. If you are yet to write your goal in a paper, pick one now and write your goal out. Br determined to follow this goal even if it demands your blood. I can categorically tell you that if you work towards your written goals, you will improve yourself and will become more happier when the goal is achieved.

Keep at it, do not give up. Those that have won today have in one time failed at something in the past. Another opportunity to succeed can only come when you have tried and failed initially. Time will not permit me to write about Abraham Lincoln who went to war as a Captain and returned a Private, failed as a business man, failed as a lawyer, defeated in politics in his first attempt for legislature, failed in his attempt to be nominated for congress, defeated in his application for the post of a commissioner, defeated in senatorial election in 1854, defeated in attempt to occupy the office of the vice president in 1856, defeated in senatorial election in 1958. He even wrote a letter to his friend and described himself as the most miserable man in existence while he was experiencing his challenging times. Failure yields the feelings of sadness and unhappiness.

Dear reader, be determined to work with this two options ‘it is either I succeed at this…… or I succeed, because failure is never an option’. Friend, a resolute determination must be fueled in your heart and do not give up because the only time to prove to yourself that you can make it is while you are yet alive. So, go for it, follow your dreams and do not give up. Abraham Lincoln eventually became the President of the United States of America. Did he fail in life? Yes, at first. Did he win? Yes. Will you fail in life? Maybe yes, at some point. Will you win?……………… I leave this space for you to fill-in. What have you determined for yourself today, to fail or succeed?…………………. It is up to you.

Watch out for my post on fear and how fear limits ones achievements in life and incapacitates people and how can fear can be overcome.

Jonathan replied 2 months ago

Nice article where lot of things regarding success we can learn. Success requires action and determination. However sometime life is tricky. The journey of life is always being played by what happened in surrounding us. I experienced this situation by living in very small income which everything is always insufficient. But I totally agree as stated above that we have to sacrifice even if it demand our blood and never give up.

Ralph replied 2 months ago

Thanks for this active, joining luckscout has made me realize I owe this group alot…….
I have failed my times in my life but have determined to take a huge step this time around in pursuit for success……..
I am reading this at the right time.
Thanks once again

Ralph replied 2 months ago

Thanks for this acticle, joining luckscout has made me realize I owe this group alot…….
I have failed my times in my life but have determined to take a huge step this time around in pursuit for success……..
I am reading this at the right time.
Thanks once again

Terry replied 2 months ago

I needed this article today. I feel like l keep trying things and failing at everything I do. I won’t quit but it does get hard sometimes not to quit. Thanks for this article.

mudamarkus replied 2 months ago

Great motivator excellent motivation

Arisonace replied 2 months ago

Terry, believe in yourself. At this point, you need to get a mentor and you deserve to be trained by the best mentors. Will you seek out that best mentor in this field you are struggling with? You don’t quit yet. Take that next step.

fdk191503 replied 2 months ago

the singleness of message on determination to succeed in life is what i appreciate very much from this article. And that also what made it great. anyone who wish for a successful life should adopt a strong and unwavering determination to succeed .

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Edward Duffy answered 2 months ago

I agree with everyone that has responded above a very good article and one that provokes a deal of thought as to why we are all here. Some are unable to find a direction in life and others have distractions in life that take them away from their dreams. Thank you for the article.

LuckScout Staff answered 2 months ago

Thank you Arisonace for such a great article 🙂

GODWIN replied 2 months ago

I have learnt to always write down my goals and working on achieving the set goals

Arisonace replied 2 months ago

I will also encourage you to include in your write-up, the reason why you desire success in that particular thing you have set out to accomplish or will be acting on. Writing this down fuels the passion in you to go for the dream. The more hungrier you are, the more reasons you will discover to succeed, thus, making you desire to succeed at it.

ROKA replied 2 months ago

working smart, a little bit of luck and remain focused will always guarantee success

Arisonace replied 2 months ago

Very true. A wise man once said when preparation meets opportunities, success becomes automatic. Meaning when you have put in your best effort to learn or achieve some skills, knowledge, etc;someday when opportunist presents itself and there is a vacancy for anyone who is skilful, only the prepared will be ready to take such roles. This looks like sudden success.

Nnaemeka Victor answered 2 months ago

Indeed, this article is a morale booster. After reading this great write-up, I am more determined to achieve my set goals this year. Though the year is gradually winding up, this wise piece of work has uplifted my spirit and has opened my great possibilities.
🙏 Thanks a bunch, Arisonace

Arisonace replied 2 months ago

Vicaris, I believe you can do it again and again. But are you thirsty enough? Why do you want to make it happen? Just put in your best effort and you owe no man thanks. Not even me.

Nnaemeka Victor answered 2 months ago

Indeed, this article is a morale booster. After reading this great write-up, I am more determined to achieve my set goals this year. Though the year is gradually winding up, this wise piece of work has uplifted my spirit and has opened my mind to great possibilities.
Thanks a bunch, Arisonace

Ralph replied 2 months ago

God bless

David answered 2 months ago

Good article indeed. You have to be devoted to your cause and surround yourself with the right people.

Arisonace replied 2 months ago

Very correct. The right people will include getting the right mentorship. Paying to attent the right training, seeking free quality information. Limitless and fearless determination.

Emmanuel Enya replied 2 months ago

Great article, we are currently in a time in our world where words of encouragement are needed

Ralph replied 2 months ago


Edward Duffy answered 2 months ago

The right people and the right advice is paramount.

Male answered 1 month ago

Many people are making determination to succeed in their chosen endeavours.

Gareth White answered 1 month ago

Great article – very comprehensive and great to see everyone feeding back in to it. The key is definitely to keep trying and never give. Success is just around the corner – for some the journey is short and others its slightly longer

Jackson Mugarura replied 1 month ago

I agree with you, it’s a great article. Thanks bro.

Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

I think everything has been mentioned above, I agree with what you already said. Success requires determination, devotion, positive thoughts, perseverance. One you gather all these things, you will discover The success automatically.

Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

Determination to succeed, is a trait of every human being, but along the way, there are quite many bottlenecks/ challenges. These, determine how everyone walks that road to success. 
Along that long walk, many lose their determination and fall off.

Ramachandran Suppan replied 1 month ago

What ever situation you are now , we have to always focus with our goal . We cannot achieve anything without a focused mind . Now maybe life is very tough , but our mind and thinking must always dream about our final goal . Universe will help us , if we always dream about our final target and take step by step to achieve it .

Leno Jean Pierre answered 4 weeks ago

To success you have to apply discipline, motivation, persistence, perseverance, determination, accept faillures and learn why you fail, have positive thoughts and creativity, all to gether lead you to success.

Eli Davis Keinamura answered 4 weeks ago

One’s determination to succeed is influenced by many factors, like motivation,displine, social network, education,type of business one is doing,and the way one manages challenges.
One should be focused on attaining the objectives which should be smart objectives.

Gareth White answered 4 weeks ago

Clear to see by all the great comments that everyone is of the same mindset and that’s why collectively as part of the luckscout members group we will all succeed!!

Jackson Mugarura answered 4 weeks ago

Absolutely I can visualize all members of this community bashing in success. The mindset is right for the purpose. It’s amazing how how each member reached here, if we are to tell our stories!

Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 4 weeks ago

Determination to succeed is when opportunities meet with hard work.

Nnaemeka Victor answered 4 weeks ago


Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 weeks ago

Yes success requires determination ,motivation, perseverance, sacrifice and so on
If you are not prepared to go above and beyond to put in the necessary Hard work, then success will be extremely hard to come by.
You have to give 100%in everything you do otherwise you could see your own life in risk ;
It’s also important to not give up in times of adversity. Believe in your own abilities is something people can adopt in their own lives to achieve success. Prioritize what’s important to you can be beneficial too.

Jackson Mugarura answered 3 weeks ago

My moto is never give up. And not giving up means the end result is succeess

Gareth White answered 3 weeks ago

It is a tough dog eat dog world out there and without drive and determination you will fall by the wayside and get trampled on. You are the key to your own success so keep pushing!

Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 weeks ago

Set a goal,
Stay focused on your goals,
Apply hard work and perseverance
Don’t give up when you fail once, twice, try until you succeed,
Prioritize the most important tasks not forgetting others tasks too
Give 100% of yourself.
Think positive and avoid negativity.

Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 weeks ago

Highly motivated by the article . Thank you Vahid for the motivation.

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