Determination can easily break down unless great care is taken to prevent that from happening. Once you forge the determination to do something, you can’t remain complacent. You have to remind yourself again and again, or even a little determination will dissipate. Once you’re determined to do something, it’s vital that you devote attention to it every now and then, by putting it into practice in your life and work.
By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation