The very first step to achieving success is being determined and motivated. This makes determination the key to success. Without determination, success is just but a faraway dream. It is the force originating from within you that seeks to bring out the potential in you and drive you to your destiny.
It is the desire of many to achieve success but a determined person is never satisfied until he gets what he is after. Determination is what motivates one to strive and work hard towards success; therefore without it one tends to walk blindly and without purpose.
Determination almost guarantees success. Being fully determined is already a success in itself. The rest just follows smoothly. This is because once you have set your mind on something and you really are willing to get it at whatever cost, the body just follows and does as the mind wills. Someone who is strong-minded to get something will always get it at all costs.
I heard somebody once say that you can always get what you want if you want it badly enough. This is very true and agrees with the saying that 'where there is a will, there is a way'. If you really have a desire to achieve success in life realize there are sacrifices that you will have to take. Nothing in life comes easy.
Determination goes hand in hand with courage and confidence. You will need to trust the great strength that lies within you and believe that you can do it. There is unlimited potential in each one of us but it is up to us to activate the same. Utilize your full potential and you are definitely guaranteed success.