Perseverance is often examined but widely under-estimated. You may have an idea of what it means to persevere, but if what you were persevering were to go on for years, could you do it?
Perseverance is not waiting for what you want to come to you. Perseverance is taking consistent action towards a worthy goal. Persevering is not always meant for good times.
Holocaust survivors had to persevere everyday in order to make it out alive. You might have to persevere until the end of a project in order to move on to the next job or career move.
The one thing all who persevere should have in common is that it’s worth it. It’s worth putting in the time and it’s worth all the “sacrifice” you must make.
It’s not even about the attaining the goal itself, it’s about the person you become in the process. Only when you connect the dots backwards can you see all that you’ve learned and the transformation that has taken place.
It won’t feel like a sacrifice at all. As the great motivational speaker Les Brown used to say, “It’s not only worth it to follow your dreams, it’s necessary.”