The Power of Perseverance
By Ms. Frances Acin
Perseverance. We hear this word all the time, but what exactly does it mean? The official definition of perseverance means working hard to reach your goals and having the determination to never give up.
We would like to achieve success without ever failing, or struggling through a lesson. It is also easy to lose sight of the challenge when we have achieved something wonderful. In reality, failure at the start can lead to frustration, it can even shatter one’s self-confidence. However, if you keep going you will eventually reach your goals!
Here are a few tips to keep you going!
- Remain persistent! The author of the Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling had the manuscript to her first book rejected 12 times before a publisher accepted it. Thank goodness for her persistence!
- Be patient! Developing patience also makes you more trustworthy because the chances of you quitting when something gets hard are very slim.
- Stay motivated! Success is not achieved overnight. The road to success sometimes takes a bit. Stay focused and you will eventually get there.
- Be kind to yourself! Sometimes you will encounter failures along the way. Don’t blame yourself and don’t give up. Instead, stay positive and trust yourself that eventually, you will reach your goals! Perseverance means, to go on no matter what is in the way, to remain steadfast in accomplishing the difficult task! If you keep persevering long enough, you will achieve your true potential!
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”- Japanese Proverb