Perseverance is the will to carry on. Once we discern our true direction, we stay the course for however long it takes, regardless of obstacles that arise. When creativity inspires us, we do the work required to bring it to fruition. We patiently pursue our goals, remaining steadfast and focused. We persist with a task until it is completed. People can trust us to finish what we start. When our relationships are tested, we have the commitment to work things through. We are determined to suceed.

In Family Life

In a family, perseverance reveals itself through the unwavering commitment of its members to stand by each other’s side, no matter the challenges that arise. It is demonstrated through open and honest communication, where conflicts are addressed with a willingness to understand and resolve rather than dominate.

Perseverance within a family means showing up consistently, offering support during both triumphs and tribulations, and remaining patient when faced with differences of opinion. It involves actively working through hardships, adapting to changes, and learning from mistakes to evolve as a unit. This virtue encourages family members to remain steadfast, fostering an environment where love, trust, and mutual growth can thrive over time.


Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

— Ella Fitzgerald

 The Practice of Virtue

  • I have a strong sense of purpose.
  • I have the will to overcome obstacles.
  • I remain committed to what I want to do.
  • I am determined to finish what I start.
  • I am trustworthy in my relationships.
  • I do what it takes to stay the course.

Balancing Perseverance

Virtues that can help maintain a balanced approach to Perseverance.

      • Flexibility: Flexibility enables us to remain adaptable in the face of change and prevents us from becoming obstinate in our pursuits.
      • Resilience: Resilience empowers us to persevere even when the path forward seems arduous, ensuring that we don’t abandon our aspirations too hastily.

Embracing flexibility and resilience can help us navigate the middle path, ensuring that we stay committed to our objectives while remaining adaptable and resilient in the face of adversity.