Perseverance is defined by Webster as “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”. It can also be defined as being persistent; to be tenacious, determined and resolved to have the emotional grit to stay the course no matter the difficulties, the set-backs or the disappointments.
How many of us truly have that type of fight? Better yet, at what point does the fight not seem worth it? When do we hit our threshold and resign ourselves to giving up and quitting? The bottom line is that everyone is different.
As a mother of a young daughter, I try to teach moments of persistence in a variety of everyday lessons. “Keep shooting and you will score”. “Study hard (consistently) and you will earn good grades”. Encouraging my daughter that being persistent (tenacious/determined) in whatever she does, will eventually yield results; and she will ultimately persevere.
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