“Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.” -Henry Van Dyke
This will forever resonate with me. Overall, this is a prime example of just how important hard work is. I am finding out that the older I get the more I have to work for things, people are not going to hand me things in life. For instance if you want something, do whatever it takes to get it, to achieve it, to accomplish it. Honestly, one of my biggest pet peeves is when people do not put forth effort, or work hard, or simply don’t try in their day to day life. Every single day we are given is a gift! We must use our time to work hard and become better people, to reach our dreams, and to find happiness through knowing we have tried our best every single day. Not trying is a sad and embarrassing excuse, God has given us the abilities to accomplish great things and what we do with the gifts and abilities, is up to us. This quote just proves to me that determination and sticking to something will pay off. Maybe not the first day, week, or month, but eventually all of our hard work will accomplish something great. We will feel better about ourselves as individuals because we worked hard, stayed tough, and persevered. Maybe we aren’t destined or born into our greatness like some people, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t good enough to get where they are, everyone has been given the ability to work…how you manage your time, set goals, and actually stay determined is up to you. With purpose and perseverance, we will prevail.