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Perseverance - A Virtue

Oct 25, 2007
Perseverance is an important virtue in order to be successful in many aspects in life. It is a quality that successful people all have in common, because in order to achieve goals and overcome obstacles, we must try again and again. It is that trait that they all share, part of their strong character, because perseverance is the one thing needed to attain success in many aspects of one's life, from sports to business. It is difficult not to be swayed by less important things and be distracted in the course of attaining goals, but it is exactly why perseverance helps in building the strong character and determination of successful people. It is not always easy, from simple to mundane tasks, we can be faced with many challenges that can prevent us from reaching our dreams. It is the ability to know when to say no, to overcome fear and temptation, and give a hundred percent no matter what you are faced with.

Perseverance is not just in the attitude of a person, but a lot of it is also a mental attitude that requires determination, and can be practiced in order to achieve success. Successful people achieve their full potential because of perseverance and hard work; they know and understand that effort must really be put so that they can triumph in any aspect they want. They know that success and victory do not come easily; it requires determination in order to prevent getting discouraged. Perseverance entails practice, hard work, commitment, determination, and patience with oneself and others. Sometimes other people what prevent and hinder us from doing our best, but it is in knowing how to approach the situation that allows us to persevere.

Perseverance helps in building a strong character because overcoming difficulties and trials, sticking to goals despite the difficulties that come with it make a person strong in many aspects of life. It equips them with the knowledge and skill to overcome failures and reach a goal. The strong character that is developed with perseverance also allows people to grow because of patience. Without patience, people will easily give up and therefore they will not be able to achieve their dreams. Failure is a result of easily giving up, giving in to distractions that prevent one from reaching their goals. Successful people also know that when they encounter failure, they need to try again and avoid giving up. The strong character that they possess builds up their strength to avoid temptations; it is only through strength and patience that one can tell the difference in knowing when to stop, and when to continue trying. Perseverance is the ability to overcome failures and disappointments; it is knowing that even if you failed the first time, you need to simply try again until you achieve what you want. In trying to quit smoking, for example, it is a bad habit, but with enough perseverance, even if you have failed the first few times, you should be able to achieve your goal.

There are people born with physical disabilities and they still manage to achieve a level of success in their lives that many people cannot. They possess determination and manage to find ways to make use of what they have in order to become successful people. Examples of successful people in various fields with physical disabilities are Helen Keller, Vincent Van Gogh, and Stevie Wonder. Their strong character and perseverance has helped shape them and make them famous for their achievements and success stories.

Perseverance also requires the ability and determination to adjust to different circumstances and environments, despite the difficulties that adapting may bring. Strong character and determination are also needed in order to successfully adapt to different circumstances; the ability to make the best out of what there is despite limited resources. Perseverance also entails a lot of sacrifice, because success does not come easily and it requires the patience to give up some less important things to attain victory in more important areas. Successful people have fallen many times on the way to achieving their goals, but still have the ability to fight the obstacles, do their best, and keep trying. Perseverance is working hard no matter what you do, giving it your best shot all the time, and being able to maximize the use of minimal or limited resources and still achieving success.
About the Author
Stephen C Campbell (Master NLP Practitioner) has published more information on using Perseverance as a Goal Setting tool at
http://www.perseverancehowtodevelopit.com
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