(vs. Faintheartedness)

Overcoming obstacles to reach my goal

To practice Determination I will:

Since the opposite of Determination is Faintheartedness, then Stoutheartedness would be a synonym of Determination. The image of a stouthearted person conjures up someone hunkered down, prepared for battle, ready to do whatever it takes for what they believe in. A Determined person will harness that brute force strength with wisdom to act with purpose and within appropriate boundaries. Determination requires lion-hearted courage when obstacles get in the way. There’s nothing half-hearted about Determination!

This month let Determination motivate you to achieve a worthy goal.

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination" - Tommy Lasorda

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


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Determination

Activity Pages for Determination

Robin's Reading List

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Determination page