June Merit Award - PERSEVERANCE

June Merit Award - PERSEVERANCE

What is perseverance?

  • Staying with the task and not giving up
  • Demonstrating commitment, pride, and a positive attitude in completing a task
  • Working hard without giving up
  • Remaining focused on a goal
  • Having the inner strength to pursue a goal or task
  • Pursuing worthy objectives with determination and patience, while exhibiting fortitude when confronted with failure 
  • Demonstrating self-discipline

What does perseverance look like/sound like?

  • Spending time practising a skill
  • Trying something new that is very difficult, and not giving up
  • Having to overcome personal obstacles to reach a goal
  • Saving money and making sacrifices to buy something
  • Working toward a goal for a reasonable period of time before questioning whether the goal should change
  • Finding ways to overcome obstacles in reaching a goal
  • Believing a goal can be met, even when success doesn't come easily
  • Learning from past mistakes and avoiding the same mistakes in the future


"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." (Winston Churchill)

"I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the
world. I am more awed by... those who... struggle to make one small difference after another."
(Ellen Goodman)

"Although a mountain is high, there is still a way to reach its top." (Vietnamese saying)

"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time, I am right." (Albert Einstein)