Determined Character Trait

The determined character trait of an individual focuses on what it will take to achieve the goal; then provides the willpower, tenacity and resolve to achieve it. A determined person's goals and aspirations are mission #1, without question. Set your mind to do something and you do it.

One must be a strategic thinker and purposeful decision maker with strong convictions. Some people may see the determined character trait as a stubborn or obsessed quality due to one's relentless pursuit to do something. But one could argue that relentless tenacity will likely be required in everyone's life at some point. In the case of the determined individual, the satisfaction of accomplishment and of getting something done as intended occurs more frequently, because it is the passion that drives the determined person.

Bottom line, having a strong determined character means you likely make up your mind to do something, and you get it done.

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    Learning and Education

    You will be expected to achieve benchmarks and goals your entire life. They will be designed and coached by many people; including loved-ones, educators and employers. But you must also decide what YOU want, then do the work and grind to get it.

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    Work and Career

    Most employers who understand their priorities will have pre-established goals and expectations for their employees. The determined person needs to achieve something to stay motivated, so if your employer does not give you a goal, create your own.

  • Relationships

    Determination and being a determined person can be a bit of a double edged sword, because your ambition and desire to achieve your goals can impede upon personal relationships. Work with the people in your life to find an understanding.

Determined Quotes

“We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.” ― Sonia Johnson

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” - Napoleon Hill

“Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.” - Brian Tracy

"There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything." - Vince Lombardi

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt

"When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there." - Zig Ziglar

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me?" - Ayn Rand

"Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it!" - Hector Crawford

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

"In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing." - General George S. Patton, Jr.

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." - Thomas A. Edison

"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you." - Les Brown

"Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to." - Henry Van Dyke

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“Determination is like a muscle. If you do not use it regularly, it fades away.” – Lynn Jennings

"Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen." - Horace Mann

  • Determined Action Design True Mydentity


    The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action! Determination to achieve one's goal.

  • Determined Bold Design True Mydentity


    The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your determined character trait.

  • Determined Core Design True Mydentity


    The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be determined.

  • Determined Reflection Design True Mydentity


    The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your determined trait is clearly stated in the mirror.