Hello, Monday. How is everyone doing today?! I hope you are having a good day already and if you are not I hope it gets better. Today, I want to talk a little about determination and why it is so incredibly important. I know it may seem like such a simple thing but I realize it is also something that is so simple to lose. Determination is fleeting for so many when they do not see instantaneous results. What is determination? To me, determination is simply not giving up. As the quote by Steve above says, stay hungry. Stay hungry in the pursit of what you love. You must stay determined even when things look bleak. If you do not have determination for your goals then you simply can not acheive them. Determination is a key factor in life itself. I belive it is essential to surround yourself with people who are just determined as you are, if not more. You attract the energy you put out and if you are working hard and trying your damndest to acheive what you want in life, the universe will give that back to you in someway. The people around you are a direct result of what you are doing. People who work hard and strive to better themselves attract people who want to the same thing. If you tend to surroud yourself with a constant flow of “I can not, I will not, I do not want to,” then you also start to belive those things. I want you to cut out anything that is not pushing you to be the best version of yourself that you can be. Whether that be friends or circumstances you can let go of, do it. Let go of what does not help you grow. Be proud of anyone who shows a determination for ANYTHING. You can be determined to get out of bed every day and for that, I am so proud of you. The world we live in today has become so cold that no one remembers it is okay to be determined to achieve simple tasks. If you woke up today determined to do better at your job or you want to eat healthier or simply wash your hair, that is great. Do not lose that determination. Do not ever give up on things that make you happy and make you feel accomplised. If you woke up today and said “I am not going to give in. I am not going to give up. I am determined,” I am SO proud of you. Every day is a new day to set new goals to accomplish. Always remember some goals are harder than others to acheive but you can not give up. Stay determined to lose the weight you want even when you do not see instant results. Stay determined to finish school even when you are struggling. Stay determined to live when you feel like your world is crashing down. Do not lose your fire, do not lose your drive. Determination is defined as “firmness of purpose; resoluteness.” Therefore, stay firm in your convictions. I promise if you stay hungry and you stay foolish, you will go so far in life. Determination can be big or small. Whatever you choose is fine. Stay determined to go far in life. You can do it. You will do it.