American author William Faulkner once said: “You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” Determination is the road to achievement, and perseverance is the drive that takes us to success. Topics include:

  • Developing a never-quit attitude

  • Seeking out success: how do we get what we want out of life

  • Identifying our dreams and never giving up on them

  • Discipline and commitment

  • The drive to live up to our potential

  • Practice and preparation to develop our skills

If we're going to have a healthy, happy life, we need to be determined and push ourselves through the challenges that face us along the way. Once we identify the dreams we wish to achieve and the goals to be met in fulfilling those dreams, it comes down to effort, discipline and commitment – the more determined we are, the better. How do you achieve your goals, Whizolosophers? Share your thoughts and compare them with our professional contributors.

In the process, let's look at how to develop that determination. Can we be taught by others how to reach those goals? Are leaders more likely to reach the achievements they're targeted on than followers? What drives each of us, and how are we motivated from both inside and outside? How difficult is it to see others achieving their goals while we are stalled – and can our being happy with that success we view be a driver for our own? This is a wide-ranging topic, so we're excited to see what thoughts our readers can provide on their achievements.