Determination is an essential quality to nurture if I am to continue on my spiritual journey. No matter how much enthusiasm I have or how clear my aim is, without determination I will give up sooner or later.
In times of challenge, I take care that determination does not lead to stubbornness; then I can let go of resistance and not oppose anyone or anything with my mind. Instead I take time for meditation, reflect on the most compassionate way to deal with the situation and quietly wait for an approach to present itself.
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” ― Calvin Coolidge