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The Gift of Perseverance. Success Comes For Those Who Persevere

Updated on May 2, 2013

Those Who Persevere

Is it just overachievers who possess the gift of perseverance? It is true that success does often come to those who persevere. Some have a great deal of determination and are quite motivated while others just seem to struggle.

I think it's all in the personality of a person. It comes easier for some to stay focused and stay on task and continue with a project no matter what. The outcome is usually a successful one. If you think about it some of these things are accomplished due to perseverance.

A long marraige

A long career

success as an athlete


Excellent grades

Finding a solution to a problem

Finding a cure to a disease

Solving a mystery

These are just a few examples of some great things that happen when people persevere.

Results Come From Perseverance

To Persevere In Any Aspect

What can help a person who just can't seem to persevere in any aspect of their life?Can perseverance be taught? Can it be coached? Can it be learned? The problem is giving up on the long term goal. Maybe it's too hard to see. Maybe too hard to believe that it will actually happen if the work and effort are put forth. If asked about perseverance, its always people who have already seen the rewards of staying the course or doing the work that say it's worth it.

Some things are just so difficult and it's not until after we have persevered that we can really appreciate the rewards.

I often think of the difficulty of overcoming a problem. For instance, alcoholism. Being successful in overcoming alcoholism takes perseverance. It takes hard work and willingness. Down deep inside we all possess this gift of perseverance. Its just much deeper inside for some than for others.

Perseverance and Common Sense

Perseverance in Athletes

There are those that are mediocre athletes and those that are exceptional. Of those that are exceptional, we still sometimes get only mediocre results. Why? Perseverance. It's those individuals who know they have the ability and the capacity to succeed and don't give up. For some, just the fact that they know that they may be able to do better or be more successful is enough motivation, for others, the road becomes too hard and they get to the point where they feel enough is enough and don't push any harder.

I suppose its good and bad that we have different levels of this gift of perseverance. For the most part, having this gift can only help you be successful in whatever you choose.


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      Denise W Anderson 

      5 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      It is interesting that you indicate that perseverance is a gift, that some are more possessed of it than others. Personally, I think that it has a lot to do with how a person is raised as a child. Some families teach it simply by the way they live, whereas others have to learn it from their own experiences in life. Perhaps someone modeled it for them in school, or they simply realized that others were doing it and they decided it was a good thing and adopted it for themselves.


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