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Perseverance: Fighting Defeat

Updated: Mar 27, 2021

In our lives, we all want to be successful, right? We want to be rich, we want to be well known, and we want to be remembered when we are not on this planet anymore. We all try to give our best on what we’re doing, try to improve on what we are focusing on whether it’s sports, grades, work, etc. However, throughout this journey, we will face a lot of obstacles, which apparently cause many to give up on their goals. Many generate one idea after another but they never move on to the execution stage.


So, why would some people give up on their goals too easily or too early? One of the reasons is because they lack of perseverance. Many people want to reach their goals in a smooth journey. But, this is not the way to reach your goals. You need to put a lot of commitment, you need to be discipline. Most importantly, you need to persevere when you hit rock bottom.


Moving on, how do we build up our perseverance? We can slowly build it by not being afraid to fail at something. Try to take risks. Don't be afraid to fail as it is better than not trying. My favourite basketball player, Michael Jordan, once said, “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” When you fail, you learn from your mistake. Perseverance is built each time you fail and get back up. Furthermore, having a growth mindset, that you can be 1% better everyday, will train your perseverance, adding a little bit each day.


One thing that I learned from perseverance is that you shouldn’t give up easily. Giving up easily means you are bringing negative energy towards yourself, which means that you’ll be less confident and will accomplish less tasks than what you could have done. In addition, if someone says something bad, rude, or negative things about you, don’t let those affect your goals, just move on and use those negative words to become more persevere and accomplish what your dreams are.


No matter what you do in your life, you will need perseverance. Persevere and you’ll be able to overcome all the obstacles you face in your daily lives!


Sources:

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