Perseverance, week 4

We will be concluding our discussion of Perseverance in our lessons this week.  We will be considering how Perseverance helps us to overcome obstacles, and develop ourselves as people.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Never give in, never give in, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty.  Never give in, except to considerations of honor and good sense.”  — Winston Churchill (Soldier, Statesman, Nobel prize winner in Literature)

Throughout life, all of us will face obstacles.  Unexpected twists and turns will make the path you choose to walk more difficult than you expected.  Look on these complications as obstacles to be overcome, not excuses to give up and quit.  Treat every new challenge as an opportunity to show how motivated, invested and determined you are.  By persevering through problems and difficulties, you grow as a person, becoming stronger, more resourceful, and more accomplished.

Discussion Questions:

1)  What is something that is a challenge for you — something you want to achieve, or do better?

2)  How do you feel when you overcome a challenge?

3)  Is breaking a board with a new technique a challenge?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts on Perseverance, with our school community by using the form below.

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