How to Build High Determination Effort is Required

If the goal is high, then more effort is required.

And the road to success often depends on the determination we have within us.

When it comes to changing habits, we will need a lot of determination to stick with the new habit.

Here are some tips to help us maintain our resolve until our habits change:

1. Clear Intentions

One should not underestimate the power of intention to drive our determination

If we don’t want to do something, chances are Database we won’t do it.

However, if we always remind ourselves of the intention:

Why am I doing this? Why did I change this habit?

I strongly suggest that we write down our intentions and refer to them when we feel that our resolve is weak.

2. Make Small Changes
Don’t try to change ALL our habits in one day, later we will quickly give in and return to our original selves.

Make changes little by little.

Some stages of change will give a big change in the direction of our life.

Choose only one to three habits for us to change each month.

Make sure we are intentional about these changes, aware of even small successes, and that we are too excited about them.

Clear instructions Set clear and specific guidelines about our routines and habits


If we are trying to exercise consistently, set a date that Country List we will go to the gym, what exercises we will do and how long we will be there.

Be specific.

4. Make a Pledge
Pledge means an undertaking with someone important to us to refrain from doing something.

Always inform the people we love and respect about our new goals.

We can let ourselves down, but it’s harder to let down the people we love.

5. Pray
Ask God for help so that He helps us make the changes we want to make.

Finally, He is the one who provides the right conditions for us and gives us the determination to keep trying to change our habits for the better.

This article is excerpted from the book The Productive Muslim written by Mohammed Faris.

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