I am trying to find a word which is used to describe someone, who really knows what he wants and how to achieve it, but more important - He has the idea in mind and its clearly visible that he is focused in achieving it. Purposeful is a good candidate, but maybe there is a better one?

The sentence in which this word will be used is: "You are so ..(here lays the word, which I'm looking for)..".
This should be a complement. There is a bulgarian word, which perfectly fits and it is exactly what I'm trying to say/translate and it is: "целеустремен".

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    I'd say he's "zeroed in on it." – remarkl Feb 20 at 18:39
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    Focused, from your own question, seems to fit. – Davo Feb 20 at 20:39
  • Sounds like you are looking for an adjective; please help us understand why your own suggestions "focused" and "purposeful" don't suit your needs. – Mark Beadles Feb 22 at 15:58
  • @MarkBeadles As I wrote in the description, I'm searching for a better word (if there is any). It is not easy for me to explain in english the bulgarian word, which I am trying to translate. The accepted answer seems to me to be close enough. The word I search, literally means: impetuous toward target, but without meaning that the one is careless. Sorry for the bad explanation. – Asen Kasimov Feb 22 at 20:05
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    Asen, it would have been good to include that information (that you were seeking a translation) in your question. Otherwise, "better" is simply too subjective. – Mark Beadles Feb 22 at 20:50

I'd suggest driven. From Oxford Living Dictionaries:

(of a person) relentlessly compelled by the need to accomplish a goal; very hard-working and ambitious.


You might choose the word "purposed" or "purposeful" to describe such a person. If a stronger word is required, then perhaps "adamant" might work.



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