#DailyWritingChallenge Day 31: Perseverance

Perseverance is not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it until the end, even if it’s hard.  Perseverance originally comes from the Latin perseverantia and means to abide by something strictly.

How perseverant am I? I like to think I am a persistent and an a tenacious person so why can’t think of any examples this morning? And am I as perseverant in my personal life as I am in my professional life?

Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self-criticism. Albert Einstein

I know I tend to get a bit between my teeth, I am a dog with a bone – I don’t give up very easily.

I know I am stubborn with my purpose – I persist on my mission.

I know I am positive, optimistic and determined – I am not easily defeated.

I also know I am not a very patient person, but I am very perseverant when I have a goal – a destination in my focus.

I know I am a project manager – my strong work ethic tends to give me the momentum to propel me through.

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. Confucius.

I know I have had a successful career and my tenacity, underpinned by my resilience, has empowered me to survive several struggles.

I don’t consider things that go wrong as failures, each challenge has been an opportunity to reflect, to grow, to reframe and to redirect.

I know I have had some setbacks, as we all do.

I have been called a phoenix by friends on a few occasions.

Does my sassiness upset you?

Did you want to see me broken?

I rise, I rise, I rise.

Maya Angelou

I have risen a few times – I always seem to land on my feet.

Am I lucky? Or has my hard work, my persistence and my perseverance looked after me in my life?

I know I will keep going, until the end, even when it is hard. Much like the endurance needed for the lock down challenge.

Published by Ethical Leader

Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator, Coach, Speaker and Writer. Experience of teaching schools, initial teacher education, mentoring & coaching, diversity and equality. Passionate about integrity, ethics and values.

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