The importance of perseverance

There is a very famous phrase that says «Persevere and you will succeed». In this way, it follows that the action of persevering is a virtue, which could lead the person (persevering) towards success in an area where a specific objective has been proposed. Persevering people are those who, despite mistakes, failures and obstacles that stand in the way between their objective and the goal to be achieved, continue working or carrying out actions to achieve what they want, what they want, always with a good dose of personal effort and constant stimulation that allows them, moment by moment, to improve themselves, that is, learn from their own mistakes, capitalize on them to improve their actions, and continue in search of their goals.

It is also true, and as many say that «to achieve success you need a thousand failures» and it is perhaps this phrase that persevering people understand and above all put into practice in a better way. Now, what happens when a person does not have the ability to act through perseverance? In general, those people who, faced with a failure, feel totally destroyed, incapable of themselves, lose confidence in themselves, thus generating a negative environment around them that makes it impossible for them to analyze and reflect on what they did wrong, and understand that there are new possibilities to achieve what they want.

Persevering usually implies the fact of overcoming obstacles. It may be that sometimes the child does not feel like studying, because his thoughts are focused on the game, or because the subject is difficult for him; Or maybe it’s because he hasn’t been paying attention in class and is at a loss as to what to do to complete the task.
The obstacles can be of different kinds, but something that will help to solve them is dialogue, communication with the child to give him the space to tell what is happening. If we see that he is stuck or unwilling, we can talk to him to find out what we can offer him our support.

Helping our son in the study never means that we do his homework for him, but that we help him find what he needs to be able to do it himself: perhaps it is an explanation, or helping him to organize the priorities of the study of the subject, or guiding him to make an outline or a summary. In short, it is about supporting him so that he is able to advance on his own.

Encouraging perseverance in studies in our son is not only something that will bring him benefits in his academic training, but it will become a value with which he will be able to obtain some of the achievements that will provide him with a full life as an adult.

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