On Saturday, as I was watching our sons play soccer and snapping photos, I noticed something that was very obvious to me. Their determination! These 2 photos are just a couple examples of their determination they showed throughout the game to go after the ball and make a goal. They ended up tying the game 2-2 and scored in the last minutes of the game.
This got me thinking about some quotes that deal with determination.
The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination. Tommy Lasorda
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. Vince Lombardi
I have no doubt that the boys played to the best of their abilities and gave it their all, so I was definately proud of them. But, do I give it my all every day. Am I determined to be the best wife, mom, friend I can be? Am I dedicated to the task I am completing at the time? Maybe...most of the time...but also, I could do better. I need to be an example of determination to my kids. Let them see me working hard towards a goal, especially since I don't work out of the home. They need to see that I too can accomplish a task, and win or lose, as long as I put forth my best effort, I can be proud. Maybe if we all put forth a little more effort, our determined spirit would spread to others as well.