Wisdom Wednesday: Perseverance
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;”
Dictionary dot com defines it well here. “Steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties…”
Perseverance in part comes through suffering. Suffering in the hard run, the total garbage run, the incredibly long run.
Keep with it. Keep on. Because through these trials and weak spots, your strength and endurance grow and you will begin to see the fruit of perseverance carry you on in other aspects of life.
“If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.” -Emil Zatopek
Everything you do should have purpose. Even through the difficult training sessions, the hard mind games, the doubts and frustrations. Learn to take lessons out of those moments and use them to your advantage. Let each obstacle be a learning and driving force that propels you forward. Part of perseverance is not stopping. Rather, keep on through the trials and let them shape you and mold you into a stronger character.
”If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“Never, never, never give in!” ―Winston Churchill
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