Perseverance defined: steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
- doggedness, steadfastness. Perseverance, persistence, tenacity, pertinacity imply resolute and unyielding holding on in following a course of action. Perseverance commonly suggests activity maintained in spite of difficulties or steadfast and long-continued application: Endurance and perseverance combined to win in the end. (All above from dictionary.com)
Note from Coach O: Perseverance then simply stated; is NEVER GIVING UP! It is the character trait that makes ordinary man & women, with extraordinary perseverance, accomplish great things!
Example: It is what we should have as basketball coaches: the determination to NEVER give up on a player…it will help them believe in themselves and accomplish great things. But quite frankly, perseverance should permeate our entire lives!! We should never give up on anything…
So I ask YOU, have you felt like giving up lately? We have all felt that way sometimes (I know I have)…well DON”T! If what you desire is important enough to you, you will find a way to do it. So, until you find a way – persevere….DON’T YOU EVER GIVE UP!
It is my hope & prayer that these “14 Quotes” help you persevere and keep striving for your goals! ~ Coach O
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. ~Dale Carnegie
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ~Josh Billings
If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn
You can’t go through life quitting everything. If you’re going to achieve anything, you’ve got to stick with something. ~From the television show Family Matters
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. ~G.B. Shaw
With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. ~Thomas Foxwell Buxton
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~William Feather
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting. ~Christopher Morley
Boys, there ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got a raw deal. You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance. ~Lee Iacocca
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. ~John Albert Michener
Decide carefully, exactly what you want in life, then work like mad to make sure you get it! ~Hector Crawford
Failure is the path of least persistence. ~Unknown author
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. ~Thomas Edison
Paralyze resistance with persistence. ~Woody Hayes