Perseverance, do you have it?

Perseverance is an interesting word.

The definition, according to Google is: “steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success”. 

Synonyms: persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power, etc.

Do you have it?

Perseverance is my mantra right now.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have made a decision.  That decision is requiring a lot of perseverance.  Mostly because it’s not a decision that will reap benefits very soon.  It’s going to take a bit of time. Hence the perseverance.

Today…another Monday.  Another day to practice with the students and help them prepare for the concert. Another day I had to keep my decision to myself. Another day to try to stay focused on the daily tasks.

Today…a day in which a VERY generous individual did something extremely kind for my family.  A day in which, while we were expressing our gratitude for this wonderful gift, we found a “eensy weensy” problem with our home.

That problem? OH…just a hole the size of a slow pitch softball in one of our basement windows.

The problem? Wondering how it happened, what we were supposed to do about it, and how we were going to pay for it.

The answer? Hasn’t come in full yet.

We did get the hole covered so the elements that change so rapidly in Utah won’t get into the house.  We did make one phone call, with the help of another friend, to find a business that might be able to provide us the needed service.  We just don’t know how it happened, although we have an idea.  We don’t know how much it will cost, whether we will get a fair price and whether we can afford it.

What to do? 

Persevere! 

I mentioned a definition from Google.  I think my definition is a little easier.  I say it’s NEVER GIVING UP and/or DOING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE DESPITE ADVERSITY.

What does that mean to me? 

It’s simply BREATHING when things “pop up”.

It means to “just get to work”!

It means try to put off the thoughts of any problems that may come and focus on the solutions OR sometimes just on how to “Get By”.

So…do you have what it takes to Persevere? I think you do!

Find a way, Make a Way. Succeed despite what is placed for you.

 PERSEVERANCE!