be resolved to make the country strong; make determined efforts to better oneself
This time I thought I'd organise myself for once in my life.
- Note1."发愤图强" is used to describe the country, but also collectives and individuals; 2."奋发图强" is different from "发愤图强". "发愤图强" refers to making up one's mind, and 奋发图强" refers to invigorating the spirit.