Goal Skills – Determination

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. -Mario Andretti

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We must expect to encounter obstacles in our path as we reach for goals. Do you know the story behind the name of a very successful product called WD-40? It took 40 tries to get the water displacement formula correct.

Read more at The Wimpy Person’s Guide to Grit and The Economy of Goals.

Got inspiration? Watch the inspiring movie Rudy about a determined young man pursuing his dream in spite of many obstacles and set-backs.

Get more inspired with this song playlist after a hard, discouraging day:

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” by Kelly Clarkson

“I’m alright” by Kenny Loggins (the Caddyshack song)

“Tubthumpers” by Chumbawamba (I get knocked down, but I get up again)

What other movies and songs do you find uplifting?

I seek to create order from the chaos of complex information. Join me at the Daily PlanIt to gain insights, inspiration, and information to increase skills for a better life. I unlock the power of teaching reading with phonics in the pursuit of literacy at www.phonicspow.com. In my spare time I explore books and movies, often choosing titles available on both screen and page.

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