Determination is the tenth virtue.
"It is you who must make the effort. The master only points the way." Buddha
Determination is a soul quality but it doesn't necessarily mean "efforting." It's more of a state of mind of "I'll stay committed to this course of action because of the long term goal I'm in the process of creating."
This is also different then being on auto pilot.
It's not about wasting energy. One can be on a diet for ten years and never lose weight. Or being in the process of building prosperity consciousness but never create abundance. Wise determination is when we stop and assess if our energy is actually doing what we are intending for it to do.
Remember that in the Buddhist way the earth world is ruled by Mara, whose job is to make us believe that our illusions are the truth so that we keep wasting our time and energy. Your life force is priceless. It's like the gas in the car. If our deluded ego selves are driving the car then it's just a waste of gas at the end of the day. If your Higher Self is driving the car then you will actually get somewhere at the end of the day. You'll actually be able to go to where you are supposed to be.
So for today let us affirm that our Source Self is activated and the one in charge of where our life force should be going and what it should be creating right now. Let us be determined to be conscious and clear in our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls.
I bless us all with enlightenment,
Jackie G 369