Perseverance is the act of keeping on trying and not giving up, even if you are faced with obstacles or difficulties.
You know how we are always talking at J. H. House about doing your “personal best”. Well, one of the traits you need to do your “personal best” is perseverance. Perseverance is never giving up on your ideas and goals. It is hard work that really pays off for you. Did you know that Thomas Edison tried 1,000 different combinations before he found the right materials for the light bulb? It’s important to believe in yourself and be willing to persevere. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
I admire people who persevere. Many times these people can teach us a lot from their experiences. Remember perseverance can be displayed in small as well as big ways. Perseverance is being committed to follow though on things.
Watch CNN Student Newsroom and I bet you will see many examples that illustrate perseverance. One example that comes to my mind is the people who keep working to find the “road map” to Middle East Peace. That’s perseverance!
I saw a T-Shirt someone was wearing who was helping with the Tsunami disaster. It had these words on it – resilience, perseverance, and hope. This means people care and work hard to help others who have experienced disaster. They never give up! That’s perseverance!
Now, you persevere in finding examples of perseverance! I hope we come up with lots of examples. I wonder which classroom can find the most examples. Examples can be from the news, our classrooms, our homes, or anywhere you observe it!