To persevere is to continue when facing difficulty. The culture promotes comfort and luxury as the ultimate good. The reality is that those who are most alive and satisfied are those who fight, persevere, and win the battle.
Hardship provides an opportunity for growth and development. Sustained resistance builds strength. Testing and trial separate the excellent from the average and produce champions.
How do you determine if a person is trustworthy? How do they respond when facing problems? Do they persevere until they solve the problem, or do they give up? A leader that can be trusted is a leader that refuses to quit.
So how does one develop such perseverance? There is only one way. It is by facing difficulty, hardship, and suffering with endurance and resolve. Perseverance is a muscle that grows strong through lifting heavy weights.
Are you facing difficulty, carrying a heavy weight, or fighting a fierce battle? Be encouraged and realize that this is your opportunity to grow mentally stronger through perseverance. The true battleground is not your circumstances but is between your ears. Keep mentally focused on the goal, and refuse to give up! You will likely slip and falter, but you can learn much from falling. Then you can get up and keep going.
Dale Carnegie, world-renowned author and speaker said it this way: “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping-stones to success”.