I’ve learned the value of perseverance. Here’s a little acronym someone gave me about perseverance:
• Persist no matter what.
• Endure discomfort.
• Request help.
• Steadfastly hold on to your beliefs and values.
• Envision triumph.
• Very consistently keep at it.
• Embrace adversity as your teacher.
• Refuse to give up.
• Enjoy and celebrate tiny bits of progress.
As a runner, I say this: The race is not to the swift, but to those who keep on running. The Bible says: Don’t be weary in doing good. For in due time you will reap a harvest of good deeds, if you do not quit.
Wayne Pederson/2013 (hcjbglobal.org)