Every second of the day we determine what we will do next. Nobody else determines anything for us. WE do.
Every time we say to ourselves I am going to do this(with determination) we do it till we say to ourselves”ok ,this is too hard”
or “I will continue this later” or “I will just take a break. ” We are determined until we stop being determined.
One way to be really determined it to have a friend right next to you helping you say yes we can when you don’t want to anymore.
A real person standing next to you, a personal trainer so to speak.
I think that as soon as we say we will do something with any kind seriousness , all the forces in the world that are bad hear it and they determine to make you fall.
You have to think of it as a war. Everything good wants success and everything bad wants failure.
It is you and you. good you bad you. The war rages on.
I think it is helpful to think of it as a war because then you will be more inclined to fight. That’s why the phrase fight the good fight is so real.
One example of this is a week when my friend and I went to soap lake to do a juice fast. We bought all the healthy things to juice and we were determined to do it three days.
the first three days are the hardest. We went christmas shopping on the second day to keep busy and every place we went had free everything we could not have. Cookies, candy etc were offered all day. Well we were pretty hungry and it was free after all but we said no and were so proud each time we resisted the temptation. I have never gone christmas shopping before where there was anything free offered so it was kind of unusual.
We had to keep saying to each other we can do this one more hour and then one more day. We kept going. I do not think I could have done this alone. I am sure she could not have done this alone.
Other things in life that we are putting off or stopping the determination after an hour are likewise needing a friend.
Another help is to put something good in a blank space of time. So not have nothing to do or for sure you will have all the evil forces in the universe will be coming to fill the void with a myriad of things that will break you down.