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Key to perseverance

Dear Vibrant Young Minds,

Consider the roughest phase of your life where every path you chose to take to achieve your goal was full of obstacles. Nevertheless, you broke through it all to achieve your ultimate goal. For instance, remember that backlog you cleared with multiple attempts back at college? Or the cultural competition you and your team won to bag the overall championship? You never gave up. You hustled hard to achieve your goal despite innumerable failures and difficulties. Did you know you just displayed the quality of a persevering person in the best way possible?!

Perseverance is defined to be a quality portrayed by a person who continues to try and accomplish something despite several hurdles and discouragement. It is the persistence that one displays to achieve the ultimate goal through thick and thin.

Perhaps, perseverance also symbolizes leadership skills. Want to know how? Read on.

Perseverance helps you push yourself out of your comfort zone and stride towards your end goal. It will help you develop a growth mindset. That is, a belief that all your hard work will never go in vain; you can upskill over time.
Perseverance teaches you patience. Achieving a long-term goal needs persistence and patience. A persevering person has the patience and determination to pursue what they want, even if it takes years.
Apart from patience and a growth mindset, perseverance teaches you to find solutions to your problems. Even when things go wrong, perseverant individuals identify ways to solve the crisis. You will eventually learn how to keep worries at bay and focus on the big picture.

Here are a few tips to help you persevere through life!

The most significant aspect of perseverance is that it gives you a positive approach towards your future. No matter how long, as long as you keep moving forward, your life is in your control, in your hands. Your success relies on your determination to achieve the goal and your readiness to persevere through it all.

Whenever you feel demotivated, just look up to this quote by Muhammad Ali. He said,

“I hated every minute of training, but I said to myself, ‘Don’t quit, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” If he could do it, you can get there too!

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