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Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Virtue of the Week: Perseverance
Virtue of the Week: Perseverance

Have you ever wanted to give up doing something because it was really hard to accomplish? Lots of people have felt this way. But they don't just give up; they keep on working at it, always trying their best. When they do this they are practicing the virtue of perseverance. Perseverance is defined as continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition. It is the drive to use your mind and body to push through challenges.

We can use perseverance every day in our lives. Here at school, for example, you may encounter a difficult math problem or have a long essay to write. Whatever it is, you are struggling. You could take the easy route and give up; turn in something you know is not correct or not your best work. But instead, you can dig in, keep working hard and persevere. In the end, you may solve the math problem or have a great essay. Whatever the result, you will have the pride and satisfaction in knowing that you worked as hard as you possibly could and did not give up.

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