Early this morning as I sat in the woods
I spotted a young woman jogging in all her gear.
She was pushing her pram and baby
in front of her as she ran,
maintaining a steady pace.
I thought to myself ‘what determination!’
About ten minutes later she approached
where I was sitting reading.
I looked up and said
‘I think you’re marvellous!! Absolutely amazing!’
She looked at me, laughed and said ‘thank you!’,
without changing her pace.
Sometimes when we try
to get across the true meaning of a word,
the definition is not enough and
an image can perhaps capture it better.
‘Determination’ for me will always be
a young woman running with her pram.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. What does determination mean to you? What's your image?
2. How is your determination made real and visible each day?