Stay determined. Stay fixed on the end result, the thing you want the most, the thing that is calling you. There will come times, where that goal seems lost in the rubble of what is happening around you, keep searching for it, keep pushing forward and don’t stop believing in it. That end result will always be in your mind for a reason.
Determination is “the will to keep living… the resolve to change fate.” It’s the power that gives human souls “the strength to persist after death.” It is so powerful that
it brought Flowey to life and gave him the power to control the underground’s timeline.
Because many people believe the red soul represents determination, some players associate determination with the color red. However, determination is found in all human souls, and there is evidence that all of the fallen humans had the power to save, load, and reset. Furthermore, there is a strong link between determination and yellow – the save point.
In Entry Number 5, the word “Determination” is in yellow (and contrary to popular belief, “Determination” is never written in red). The lab entry is written by Alphys, so she would know the color of the determination she extracted from the souls. While it is not the exact same color as the save point, it is extremely close. Closer than the other yellows found in the game, such as the golden flowers. Coincidentally, Flowey is also the same color yellowas the save point. It’s possible he became this brighter yellow after being injected with determination.
However, the most conclusive evidence is from the Undertale Demo’s instruction pages – specifically the TITLE SCREEN page.
The save point is literally “the manifestation of your own DETERMINATION.” While these instructions are not included in the official release of Undertale, the statement makes sense. Determination is the source of the power to SAVE and CONTINUE/LOAD. It also ties in nicely with the facts that the color yellow is used for selection in the main menu and the save menu turns yellow on a successful save.
Ultimately, there is more evidence that determination is the color yellow rather than red.
Important Note: Please keep in mind that the color of determination is separate from the human soul traits and colors. The yellow soul has the trait Justice, and this analysis does not change that. What this analysis provides is a more appropriate color for the physical component found in all souls – determination –
and this disregards it as a trait for the red soul. For those interested in what the red soul’s trait is, please read our theory, the red soul.
When you need to rest, rest. There are no ifs and no buts about needing time out, you are only capable of so much. Do not ever let a grade, a job, a person or somebody else’s ideal stop you from taking the time you need and deserve. When it is time to work, you will work but when it is time to step back, do not even hesitate.
It’s a long journey and it takes time, patience, dedication, hard work, sacrifices, goals, and so much more, but at the end of the day that time is going to pass regardless and in the end every single step will be worth it even more than you can imagine.
Determination is the only thing that will get you where you want to be. Motivation will not, as it is temporary, people will not, as they do not have the same mind as you. You must be determined. If you can picture the life you want to lead, you have every capability of making it a reality, don’t let small things get in your way. Use the people around you as guidance and use motivation on those tough days, but remember, your determination will carry you through.