In many ways, life is one big perseverance test—starting with things as basic as walking and, for many, ending with walking difficulties. In the middle, we face off against life, going up against whatever comes our way as we try again and again, with hopes of improving our lives for the better. Defined as a steady persistence in a course of action, in spite of difficulty, obstacles or discouragement, our strength shines when—with tenacity and purpose—we commit to persevering versus quitting. 

While not always easy, surmounting whatever challenges we undertake or are confronted with throughout our lives, builds our sense of self-esteem. Self-esteem does not come from others. It comes from within our hearts, from knowing we persevered, giving our best whenever necessary. 

If we look around, inspiring examples of perseverance can be found everywhere—undertaken by people of all ages. 

Go after whatever is important to you: Expect to stumble as you try and maybe even crash. Get back up. Don’t linger on yesterday, because whatever you did then is already old news. Today’s a new day to get out there, persevere and move yourself one step closer to whatever you want to be doing differently. Your future starts now.

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I’m @DianGriesel aka a perception analyst & strategist; creative attitude disrupter, & adjuster; author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook & TurboCharged: The Silver Disobedience Edition; and the blogger & model known as @SilverDisobedience  More info on my websites (search my name) and at Wilhelmina Models. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.