Determination is what I am talking about!


What a POWERFUL word!

Determination is what I am talking about today and the topic this weeks “happy thoughts”.

Determination is such a powerful word! Free printable!

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With a new year comes a renewed interest to improve, evaluate, and set goals.

I have had great success with one word, a quote, or statement to focus on for the year.  Last year the word of choice to focus on in 2013 was FOCUS. You can read about that HEREIt really did help me to “focus” on this word to help me improve and accomplish what is most important. I am taking that word a bit further this year with my new word for 2014.


here it is.

in writing.

My word for 2014!




: a quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult

: the act of finding out or calculating something

: the act of officially deciding something

:  the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also :  the result of such an act of decision

:  firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end <a woman of great courage and determination>
definition of determination



I am determined to make it happen!

2014 is my year! 


I don’t really love this word {determination}, but I LOVE what is is going to do for me! I have 3 major goals this year that I am DETERMINED to be SUCCESSFUL with. In fact, I am hell-bent on it! Yep! I have spent the last couple of weeks preparing myself for this and now I am READY! I made up some 5×7 quotes to print that I plan to place where I can see them everyday. They are good ones and I hope you will enjoy them also. Here is a list of some of the motivational quotes on determination that resonated with me. The ones in red are the ones that I chose to make printables of.

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. -Colin Powell

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. —Vince Lombardi

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. -Og Mandino

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

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. -Gail Devers

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

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

I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. -Charles Dickens

A year from now you may wish you had started today. –Karen Lamb

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” –Gail devers

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. – George Lorimer

A resolute determination is the truest wisdom. – Napoleon Bonaparte

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way. – Abraham Lincoln

A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop. –Robert Hughes

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you. –Denis Waitley

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will. –Anthony Robbins

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. –Vincent Van Gogh

AWESOME, Right?!

For more quotes on determination you may like to go HERE {Inspiring Through quotes}, or HERE {The Unbound Spirit}.

Now here are the determination printables!

Five FABULOUS quotes on DETERMINATION. Free 5x7 printables from inkhappi



“Started TODAY” download HERE

“gives you resolve” download HERE

“set goals and go after” download HERE

“satisfaction” download HERE

Ok, after this post, I am feeling invigorated.! How about you?

Have a great week. 🙂



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  1. I enjoyed this post so much! Thank you! Good luck with your goals. 🙂

  2. This really motivated me! Thanks. Love the printables!

  3. Great printable – thanks for sharing 🙂
    Good Luck with your goals!

  4. Hello Lowri! Thanks for stopping by inkhappi. I’m working on achievement!

  5. I love these printables! Good quotes!

  6. I am in love with your blog!!! I love how positive you are, and that it is truly a happy place to visit! Love that your word is determination. That too was my word for 2014. I just signed up to follow you too 🙂
    Have a great rest of your week

  7. Okay – almost half way through 2014 BUT it is never too late to get DETERMINED! I’m headed that way now.

    • OK Tracey, yes half way through 2014 and this is definitely still a big work in progress for me but it does help me to sty focused {my 3013 word} 😉 Hopefully at the end of the year I can say my determination got me somewhere! ~Jillene

  8. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m redoing a lot of things in life and your colorful image is perfect! I’ve printed one out for home and for the office!
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