Qualities of a Champion
" BIG SHOTS ARE ONLY LITTLE SHOTS WHO KEPT SHOOTING" -CHRISTOPHER MORLEY-
What is perseverance? Perseverance is when we decide to do something, or pursue a goal despite the level of difficult or time consumption that might arise. If you think of your favorite sports star or celebrity you might want to think that they were born that way. We know that obviously they were not born that way and at one point they knew as little or less then what you currently do.
Imagine you are standing at the end of a classroom. If you take a big step forward then you will be able to visually see that you are closer to the opposite wall. If you do this on a highway we are not able to see the progress forward, but taking that one step does make us closer. If you keep moving and taking steps forward you will eventaully reach the end of the highway. Having big goals is a lot like walking down that highway we talked about. Perseverance means you keep going untill you see the results you want.
"IT'S NOT THAT I AM SMART, IT'S JUST THAT I STAY WITH PROBLEMS LONGER." -ALBERT EINSTEIN-
Sometimes we get really tough problems that take a long time to solve. You might even have to put down your pencil for a little bit. You might have to ask for help, but in the end you know you have to do your homework. So you come back later and solve the problem. Having persevereance means you handle your problems in life the same way. Imagine your first day at school or work. I gurantee you made some mistakes, right? I know that I have and I still make mistakes. What would happen if the first time we made a mistake we decided to quit what we were doing? Well we would lose the chance to get better, or we could miss out on participating on something amazing. This is why persevernace is so important.