Having a firm resolve to take on a task and follow through until completion is often good and ensures success. The key here is knowing the end results, the first class in exams, landing the first job or getting that coveted promotion. I feel, if we know beforehand the end point, then it is more easy to have a firm mind that keeps us focussed and we can channelize our energy in one direction.
Many a time people are at crossroads, tread a path in life that becomes monotonous or difficult. In such situations where the endpoint is not clear or ambiguous people tend to waver or keep dilly-dallying.Everyone knows what success means in their various aspects of life but at times it is not practically clear or as simple as we think. Also, there would be other options wherein a different path may also lead to success, upon hearing this the mind wavers and considers, is it a better option?
If someone has a fickle or a wavering mind, then they need the counsel of family, relatives, friends or colleagues to reassure and move in the right direction.