Perseverance, week 2

As we talk together about Perseverance in our lessons this week, we will consider the role this plays in achieving our goals, and keeping our promises.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” — Thomas A. Edison (Inventor)

Part of perseverance is refusing to give up on a goal you have set for yourself, like earning your Black Belt.  When obstacles get in your way — you’re tired, you have doubts, and other people don’t support what you are doing — perseverance helps you get past these.  When you set a goal for yourself, like earning your next achievement stripe, getting better grades in school, or earning your Black Belt, you have made a promise to yourself.  Perseverance is part of how you keep the promises you have made.  You may be closer to achieving your goal than you think!

Discussion Questions:

1)  Is it important to keep your promises, even when you have to try really hard to do that?

2)  What is an important goal for you — something that you would really like to achieve one day?

3)  Is perseverance easy?

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