5 factor ‘determination’ rating Q & A

To better understand your level of determination you can complete the below 5 factor ‘determination’ rating quiz.  The results will, at the very least, allow you to reflect on where you may be able to improve your focus.

5 factor determination rating

Circle the answer that is the most accurate 

1/ I set achievable goals and reach them.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

2/ I like to work with others.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

3/ I see opportunity where others see adversity.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

4/ I enjoy working hard to achieve what I want

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

5/ I see failure as a learning process.

Always    Most of the time     Sometimes     Rarely       Never 

Now to  score your determination factor:

  • Always‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘always’ as your answer give yourself 5 points.
  • Most of the Time‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘most of the time’ as your answer give yourself 4 points.
  • Sometimes“: Every time you ‘circled ‘Sometimes’ as your answer give yourself 2 points.
  • Rarely‘: Every time you ‘circled ‘Rarely’ as your answer give yourself 1 point.
  • Every time you ‘circled ‘Rarely’ as your answer you record 0 points.

Add up your scores and see how your ‘determination’ factor scored:

20-25 You have a high determination rating and when you are focused on an outcome you do not waiver.
15-19 You have steely determination however you sometimes lose sight of what it is that you set out to achieve and may have some success, but not the success you envisaged.
10-14 You need to re-evaluate how you think, interpret and act on what you see, hear and feel to identify what are the triggers that distract you from achieving your goals. You still enjoy some wins but know you can achieve more.
0-9 You are easily distracted and lose focus before you reach your end goals. This can frustrate you and the more you are frustrated the more easily you may tend to give up. You need to take a look at why this is happening and what you need to change starting with your mindset to improve your game.

Resources that may be helpful and give more insight into your determination factor: 

Self Motivation Application – (Google Play) Self motivation is the incentive that drives you to act, and leads to success. Self-motivation means self-provocation for action and improvement. How will you motivate yourself? Find tips to help you become self-motivated in this application.

Balanced Application – (itunes) Struggling to make time for all the little things that matter? Try Balanced to stay motivated & focused on what’s really important in life.

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration Journal by Meera Lee Patel

Start Where You Are is an interactive journal designed to help readers nurture their creativity, mindfulness, and self-motivation. It helps readers navigate the confusion and chaos of daily life with a simple reminder.  It is really quite simple. By taking the time to know ourselves and what those dreams are, we can appreciate the world around us and achieve our dreams.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn’t foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment. It may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades. We can also help ourselves to reach our own goals both personally and professionally.

Watch these videos …

The Power of belief — mindset and success  by Eduardo Briceno

The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key to achieving our success.

Change your mindset, change the game by Dr. Alia Crum

Dr. Crum says the biggest game changer is “YOU. You can make a difference by harnessing the power of your mind. Dr Crum explores scientific results that show the influence of the mindset on the body and how changing the subjective mindset produced different outcomes.

Dr. Crum is a professor, psychologist, and researcher investigating how mindsets affect health and behavior.

Your determination factor is an indicator only and should be used as a guide to where your strengths and weaknesses lie.

Originally posted 2015-12-31 16:01:54.

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