Webster’s dictionary defines resolve as a firmness of purpose.  In life, whether it is something we want to accomplish, abandon, or perhaps stay the course, our resolve needs to be strong.  It is important to be true to yourself,  accomplish your own goals, follow your own dreams, and above all believe in yourself and the decisions you have made, or will make in the future. 

From the pen of my favorite American President, Abraham Lincoln, is a sterling quote to keep close to our thoughts.  President Lincoln wrote, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”  On those wise words may the spirit of a firmness of purpose find a home within us all.