Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience. Today on this occasion, I would like to talk about determination.
Determination is a key to success, it is the aspect that drives all beings towards achieving a goal they have set. To be determined is to be driven, driven with passion, and a sense of confidence to keep going regardless of the many obstacles that come our way. It is essential in the long run and is required to keep moving forward, even after facing rejection and failure.
It provides us with strength and resilience. It helps in overcoming the obstacles and challenges that would otherwise trouble us and threaten our progress. Without determination, we are more likely to give into pessimism and give up soon, and never really achieve what we had initially planned to.
Determination also works as an excellent motivator. It successfully empowers an individual, providing them with a sense of direction and giving them a purpose. Most essentially, it helps one to stay focused on their goals. With determination, we are motivated and thus more likely to stay true and committed to our goals.
We work harder and determination helps us to maintain enthusiasm even while facing hardships. It is also an indicator of one’s character and personality. It helps in character formation. We learn valuable lessons about ourselves and often find ourselves on a journey of self-discovery. Our determination tells us a lot about our capabilities and makes us aware of our strengths and weaknesses. This helps build confidence and improves resilience.
Lastly, determination is also contagious. When we witness a determined individual struggling and achieving, we also become inspired. In the same way, our determination can serve as a source of inspiration for those around us. Thus, determination is an essential trait, one that helps us achieve our goals, contribute to personality development, stay motivated, and inspire others.
It is not easy to have this kind of resilience but it is very beneficial. I would like to conclude with this beautiful quote by Napoleon Hill, “ Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting “.