Your determination depends upon how strongly you desire anything.
The stronger your desires, the greater is the strength of your determination. They stand out as tough leaders who finish what they begin.
It also depends upon your endurance for pain and suffering and your ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty.
Determined people strengthen their resolve when things are not going in their favor.
- Determination to scale Mt Everest was the key to the success of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.
- If we are determined to end corruption and poor governance, we will take proactive steps to improve the situation.
Fear is a major inhibiting factor, which intrinsically effects your determination, while many extrinsic factors may either facilitate or inhibit your determination to achieve anything. Determination is a double edged sword which cuts both ways. Some people are determined to do evil and live selfishly ignoring the pain and suffering they cause to others by their actions.
You may mistake determined people often as stubborn or obstinate, which is true only if they pursue their goals ignoring the consequences or the reality of the situation, or if they set unrealistic goals and refuse to listen to their own reason. The Bhagavad-Gita considers such resolve evil and demonic, arising from the dark nature of human consciousness.
However, it may not equally manifest in all due to various influences.
We can see that people vary in their determination to pursue their goals and desires.