Virtue of the Month

Perseverance

Perseverance is being purposeful and steadfast.  It is sticking to something, staying committed, no matter how long it takes or what obstacles appear to stop you.  A good example is the story of the tortoise and the hare.  Even though the tortoise was slower than the hare, he won the race because he persevered - he didnt let anything stop him or distract him.  He kept on going. 

Signs of success to show you are practicing Perseverance is when you….

  • Think before deciding to commit to someone or something
  • Pace yourself
  • Set goals and stick with them until they are completed
  • Take one step at a time, remaining steady
  • Don't let doubts or tests blow you off course
  • Stand by your friends and loved ones

Affirmation – I have perseverance.  I keep a steady pace in what I choose to do.  I keep on keeping on.  I finish what I start.  I am a loyal and committed friend.