Sometimes life just isn’t fair. I’ve experienced this firsthand as my career has unfolded. Everything comes with a price tag: the time you spend with your family, the medical bills you have to pay because of an injury, and that final paycheck that gets docked for one more day of work.
However, there are times when even though we can’t change the circumstances that come our way, we can choose to take action and make the most of them. We can persevere in our goals and not give up on ourselves. And even though it might feel like it’s going against all odds at times, perseverance is a virtue that should be practiced more often than not.
Perseverance doesn’t just refer to getting through hard times; it also means staying true to yourself and your goals even when it doesn’t look like you have any hope in sight. It means taking little steps toward success no matter how small or how big they seem until you reach the finish line.
What is perseverance?
Perseverance is the ability to keep on trying even when it seems like the going is going nowhere. It is the ability to do what you said you would do even though the going seems like it’s getting harder and harder to do so. It is the ability to keep moving forward even when all around you are going backward.
Perseverance is important for anyone who wants to achieve goals, get ahead in life, or otherwise get something done. It is especially important for people with goals that are personal, emotional, or academic in nature because it is necessary for success in those areas as well.
How to practice perseverance?
Perseverance is the ability to keep on trying, even when it feels like the going is going nowhere. Instead of whining or giving up, persevere and try again, using the same steps you used before. If you feel like giving up, try to remember that you have a purpose and that is to help others. Try to focus on what you want to do and why you want to do it.
You might also try to remember that you have a support system in place that includes family and friends who care about you and your success.
Perseverance and goals
Even though it might feel like life is against you, it’s important to remember that perseverance is a skill and a virtue. You can’t expect to do things perfectly all the time, so it’s important to have goals that you can keep persevering towards.
To grow and develop physically, emotionally, and mentally, you need to put in the hard work that is necessary. While you can’t work towards your dream of having enough money to pay for your luxuries for the rest of your life, you can focus on the small steps that will get you there: getting healthy, working towards a promotion, and learning how to code so you can contribute to society and the world in a meaningful way.
In reality, there will be times when you almost feel like giving it up. Sometimes it’s because you’re just so exhausted or you’ve run out of gas in the tank. It might be because you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the things that need to be accomplished. Or it could be because you’re not feeling patient enough.
There is no set time limit when it comes to persevering. Perseverance isn’t a time factor; perseverance is a capacity thing. If you’re not actively moving forward, then nothing is happening. If you’re not doing anything, then nothing is happening.
Sometimes you have to push through the darkness and doubt to reach the light at the end of the tunnel. You have to persevere because the light will come. And when it does, it will illuminate the way. And while you might not get to where you want to go in one day, you will get there. And once you do, you will be stronger for it.
Because perseverance is a virtue, not just a word you use when things are hard. If you keep striving for your dreams and goals, it will show up in your life. It will show up in your work, your relationships, and your health. And it will show up in the way that you interact with others. It will show up in the way that you treat other people.