Determination = resolve, willpower, purpose. I like purpose. Determination is purpose. If you have determination you have purpose. Purpose in life is important. Without purpose a person is lost. They have no focus. No dreams. Life surrounds them but they are not involved with it and it is not involved with them. They live in the shadows. I prefer to have purpose in my life. My desire is to be involved with the world about me. As long as I can try to make my life and the lives of those around me better off I have purpose and purpose keeps me alive.