Resolve says, "I will." Two of the most powerful words in the language. Benjamin Disraeli
"Nothing can resist a human will that will stake its existence on a purpose." Shortly put, I'll do
it or die! Best definition of resolve I got from a little Junior High girl. Foster City, California. I'm
going through some words one day. I got to this one and I asked the kids, "Who can tell me
what resolve means?" Some didn't know, some tried. Interesting, the last one was the best.
Little girl, about 3 rows back, she said, "I think I know, Mr. Rohn." I said, "What?" She said, "I
think resolve means promising yourself you will never give up." I said, "That's the best I've
ever heard." She's probably giving seminars somewhere today, right? That's the best I've
A firm resolve pierces even a rock.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the
striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of
Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top ten percent of your field.
That payoff is incredible.
Take counsel in wine, but resolve afterwards in water.
Resolve to do one thing every day that you fear.
Resolve says, "I will." The man says, "I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high,
too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see
me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying."
There are 2 different kinds of motivation: Push requires willpower, and willpower never lasts.
What will last is pull - having something so exciting, so attractive, something you desire so
much that you have a hard time going to sleep at night, you get up so early in the morning
and take it to the next level. That's what you're looking to get.
He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There's only scarcity of
resolve to make it happen.
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star
does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci
A homeless person said, "I haven't had anything to eat for two days." I said, "I wish I had
Roy Chubby Brown
Resolve to be honest at all events; and if, in your own judgement, you cannot be an honest
lawyer, resolve to be honest without being a lawyer. Choose some other occupation.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before
The man who is tenacious of purpose in a rightful cause is not shaken from his firm resolve by
the frenzy of his fellow citizens clamoring for what is wrong, or by the tyrant's threatening
By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of
intention to flow through.
Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, "I am of no value", is wrong. Absolutely
wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you
lacking? If you have willpower then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are
your own master.
It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.
Sir Winston Churchill
Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen
minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch
the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of
George W. Bush
Resolve lasts three days.
Disgust and resolve are two of the great emotions that lead to change.
The intelligent investor is likely to need considerable willpower to keep from following the
"The Secret's" message is to empower people. Its message releases people from feeling like
victims and gives them the knowledge to intentionally create their lives the way they want.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and
willpower to develop themselves.
Herbert N. Casson