Introduction: ‘Perseverance’ means to attempt again and again for doing anything with a view to gaining success. ‘Perseverance’ is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Success in anything needs untiring zeal and efforts with concentration. The successful figures have achieved success by dint of perseverance. Having perseverance means that when any people are facing a challenge, they use their minds and their body to overcome it. Perseverance means people are able to wait and work through difficulties, whether they have to do with their mind, their body, or their emotions.
The goal and direction that often propels us to achieve is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to forge ahead despite setbacks that threaten to undermine all efforts to succeed.
The Necessity of Perseverance: ‘Perseverance’ must be practiced from the very childhood so that the noble habit becomes a part and parcel of one’s life. With that great asset or goodwill, a man can walk easily on the hazardous road of his life’s journey; and success will be his and his only.
None can achieve success in the world without perseverance. Hence it is essentially essential in worldly life. There is hardly any sector or sphere in life where perseverance does not play a significant role. All the beautiful, useful and beneficial things have been gained by virtue of it. So it is a key to success in the advancement of human civilization. Man’s life on earth is not a bed of roses. There are dangers at every step. Man can overcome these obstructions and difficulties through perseverance. Since life needs success likewise success needs perseverance.
Perseverance in student life: Great is the importance of perseverance in student life. An idle and inattentive student cannot gain an education. Even a common student by a dint of perseverance can acquire education better than of an inattentive talented one. A maxim goes, “Don’t give up anything for future but try once again.” If a student fails to memorize an essay at one time, he should read again and again to memorize it without being nervous or faltered.
In human life, perseverance plays a very important role. Modern science, architecture, literature, music-in every sphere of life-perseverance is the root cause of success and glory. Shakespeare did not compose such voluminous works just in a day. He had to work hard during days and nights with tremendous perseverance to create such great masterpieces.
Therefore, perseverance must be practiced from the very childhood so that the noble habit becomes a part and parcel of one’s life. With that great asset or goodwill, a man can walk easily on the hazardous road of his life’s journey; and success will be his and his only.
Merit and Perseverance: ‘Merit’ and ‘Perseverance’ are not the same things. These two things are found in two different judges. Many a time, these two things are reciprocally related. Merit without perseverance can do little in the field of success. But perseverance without merit can do much. Newton, the great scientist commented. “There is no word being merit. It can be overcome or surpassed with regular labor and perseverance.” A plan can be planned, a profile can be prepared by utilizing the brain but the plan and profile cannot be materialized or implemented without any further attempt. So it is learned that merit is abstract and perseverance is practical. So a frequent trial for doing anything brings success or a positive result.
Conclusion: ‘Perseverance’ is the secret to success. Without it, no great achievement is possible. Even if a person is not very talented, nor highly knowledgeable, but of average merit, still he can succeed in life simply by his perseverance. Every action has its reaction. So hard labor has no alternative. It must yield results.
A proverb goes, “God helps those who help themselves.” It is a noble virtue that leads a man towards success. Hence we all should be the men of perseverance.