Determination and dedication are foundational to building your brand and staking your claim in the land of creators who succeed in earning a living from their work.
No matter whether your creative outlet already is — or is to become — your profession, your therapy or an inspiring outlet for relaxation and enjoyment, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.
As with anything in life, the more you do and the better you focus, the more you will grow in your endeavors.
Your goals won’t happen without you and you cannot achieve your goals without determination, dedication and perseverance.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
Table of Contents
- Envision… then Engage
- Dedication and Determination
- Build the Bridge to Your Dreams
- Habits of Determination
- The Hero’s Journey is Yours
- Never Give Up
Envision… then Engage
Vision-boarding is wonderful; some would even say essential for creators.
We believe in the visioning process. Vision inspires us, sustains us and pulls us forward. Vision is the sketch, colored by effort on the canvas of each day.
Begin each day envisioning your goals, planning the steps there and then treading those steps daily. End each day envisioning your goals achieved and the pleasure and satisfaction you will feel, and day by day your dreams become real.
Determination and dedication are the bricks and mortar of creating work that matters.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com®
Dedication and Determination
Dedication… that dedication to your goals and devotion to your dreams, takes your work beyond avocation to vocation. You must be devoted to be determined to dedicate the discipline, time and effort necessary to see your dreams to fruition.
Success will happen when your drive and determination match your aspirations and output. This is your success as measured by your goals and vision for your life.
The number one soccer player in the world, Carli Lloyd, almost quit soccer. But she didn’t.
You may enjoy this story of success through determination. Even if you’re not a sports fan, it’s a relatable story about putting in the hard work, day after day, even when no one’s looking.
Don’t leave your life to chance. Dedicate yourself to the life you want to live. With drive and determination, you will succeed.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder-iCreateDaily.com
Build the Bridge to Your Dreams
A common malady amongst the masses is shortsightedness. Many people have dreams but few take the steps needed to make those dreams real. It’s like health and fitness. Probably everyone would prefer a healthy and fit body, however, most do not want to exercise and watch their diet.
It’s easy to fantasize where you want to go. It’s much harder to set goals in the direction of your dreams and work them daily.
Why do more people fail than succeed in reaching their dreams? It’s usually an absence of dedication and determination, along with shortsightedness when it comes to figuring out how to get there.
Big goals can seem vague and mysterious. It’s as if our dreams lay on the other side of a chasm with no bridge to it and no idea of how to create it.
Building your vision in mental matter requires sustained focus over time, but that’s where you build the bridge from idea to real. Daily doing will bring it to life.
Creating daily reinforces vision and is the path to manifestation.
The union of your determination and dedication create the offspring of your success.
~LeAura Alderson, writer, editor, creator iCreateDaily.com®
One Brick at a Time
A wall, a house, or a cathedral, are all created in the same way… they’re built one brick at a time. Like your dreams… one goal, one day at a time. Daily diligence will bring your vision to life.
Do at least one thing each day toward your dreams. Even if it’s just 10 minutes on some days, that 10 minutes helps you keep up the momentum. By year’s end that’s 365 things, so be prepared to be amazed! Journal your progress as this becomes the blueprint to replicate.
Progress is compelling.
As your dream takes on life and form, your momentum increases and you will naturally pick up speed.
“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author, poet, 1850-1919
Habits of Determination
10 Tips to Success
- Set goals – both short term and long term
- Dedication – work on your goals consistently each day
- Determination – commit to your dreams through daily action
- Focus – fierce focus on your goals
- Courage – don’t fear failure, learn from it and keep on going
- Patience & perseverance – in it for the long haul
- No excuses – where there is a will there is a way
- Positive attitude – makes all the difference; victory over victim
- Growth Mindset – don the learner’s mindset; learn daily
- Gratitude – focus on the gains not the gaps
The Hero’s Journey is Yours
Famous orator, Joseph Campbell, is responsible for widespread awareness of the concept of how The Hero’s Journey in story is ultimately the human story. When you’re in the throes of doubt… when the way ahead looms large… when you’re uncertain and unclear, know that is normal.
The hero’s journey isn’t about getting lucky or chosen. It’s about pushing through doubt… persevering when your dreams seem impossible, and steady steps in the direction of your dreams, even when you can’t see anything more than the next step.
Determination and Dedication are the bricks and mortar that build the bridge from where you are to where you want to be.
~LeAura Alderson, Cofounder iCreateDaily.com®
Never Give Up
In 1908, an unknown writer accepted the daunting task of working tirelessly over many years for free on a special project. His task? Interview wealthy and influential leaders to discover the secrets of their success.
The book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill, is now the 20th top selling book of all time. This timeless book is a book for all seasons and ages, for it is the story of creators… of those forging their way and building their future daily, through dedication, determination and devotion to your dreams.
If success were easy, everyone would do it.
But it’s not easy. Most things worthwhile, aren’t.
You are not everyone.
Hello! I’m LeAura, a philosopher, generalist, autodidactic, personal development advocate, entrepreneur, writer, editor, author, ideator, media publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life! We’re a media publishing company run by our small family of entrepreneurs, writers, and creators around topics we enjoy, such as gardening, health and fitness, creativity and pets, with more to come.
While my greatest teacher is Life… my formal training includes certifications in mediation, fitness, and strategic intervention coaching, including marriage and family. Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: family, learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.
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