By: Joey Capenigro

What Is Determination?

The act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose. Also the process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research.

Amy Purdy's Story

Do you know about Amy Purdy. If you don't know about Amy, then I will tell you about her. She is an amazing actress, model, and a snow border. Anyway, she had lost her legs from a form of bacterial meningitis and she thought her life was over. But after trying to find new legs her doctor and her couldn't decide one one that she could snowboard with. But her friend and her found a solution for her. They found a solution They built a new pair themselves. All in all, Amy was determined to have the ability to have legs so she could live her life how she planned.

Nick Vujicic

Do you have someone in your family or heard of someone that lost their leg or arm?

Well Nick Vujicic had lost both legs and arms at birth. He himself is very determined to succeed in life by trying to find a way to do things on his own. For instance, when Nick swims he breathes in to go up and exhales to go down. Nick can also hold his breath longer than an average person because he doesn’t need to give oxygen to legs and arms. Compared to a an average person that swims with their arms and legs, Nick swims very differently. Also Nick walks differently than other people. He has to use his “drum stick” and his momentum from his chest to move.This is also something that he does very different than others. Overall, Nick is really determined to accomplish many other things.
The Incredible Love Story of Nick Vujicic and His Wife.

Steve Jobs

You have probably heard of Steve Jobs right? If you haven’t then I’ll tell you how he made Apple. At the age of 20 he had started Apple in his parents garage. But at the age of 30 he got fired from the company he made because Apple’s Board Director decided to to take the company in a new direction. However, Steve said that getting fired was the best thing that happened to him, because then he could think more creatively and re-experience the joy of making a company. Then, Jobs went to make a software company called Apple. This is how he made apple. To conclude, Jobs was determined to make a software company.

Albert Einstein

The reason why everyone thought that Albert Einstein wasn’t that intelligent when he was little because he couldn’t speak till he was four and did not read until he was seven. This caused his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped. Others thought he might be slow or anti-social. Eventually,Albert got kicked out of school. He had then moved on in life and changed the world making modern physics. Lastly, Albert was determined to be successful in life.
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The Process of being Determination

These four steps can help you become more determined and inspire you. Hopefully that your knowledge about determination can improve when you read them. This process can help you establish how to become determined. Here are the steps. First, manage your time. Don't let something stop you from doing what you do. Second, stay on task. So that nothing can distract you. Also, be confident in yourself. Don’t think negative about yourself. Lastly, don't believe that you can not do anything, because that adversity will bring you down.
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