PERSEVERANCE: “I AM CAPABLE!”
Perseverance is two-fold: first, it’s about believing in our own capability to get through whatever we must; and second, it is about discovering that there is always hope. Rocks are great teachers of perseverance. Regardless of the physical changes of rocks—they continue to persevere, showing us that perseverance is just about hanging in there until we reach the goal. Talk about hanging in there!
Perseverance begins with a decision that, with time and experience, turns into a belief. That first question we asked ourselves a long, long, time ago, was “Am I capable of getting through this difficulty?” If we don’t believe we’re capable then we’ll become a victim to each difficulty we have in the future. We become consumed with the thought that bad events will continue to happen to us and there is nothing that can be done.
However, if we choose to “be capable” of getting through anything, our brains will start problem-solving. Our brains will search our toolbox and help us find the right tool to use in that moment. Each moment of survival, added together, equals perseverance. Perseverance is not a one-time thing. It is picking oneself up again and again and again. That’s why we so admire people who have persevered. We know they have had difficulty after difficulty and yet they still chose to move forward. For example: – – –