Persistence, Week 3

During our lessons this week, we will talk together about the importance of having support from family, friends, peers and mentors in encouraging us to use Persistence.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“Ambition is the path to success.  Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” — Bill Bradley (U.S. Senator)

An important part of being able to use persistence is when we have support from the people close to us.  When we have a strong support team of our family, friends, peers and mentors by our sides, they can give us an extra motivational boost when we need it.  Especially when you are trying to accomplish a very special and important goal, it helps to find a mentor.  This is someone who can give you advice and a fresh perspective when the going gets tough.  Seek out someone who has been where you are, and has actually achieved the goal you are striving for.  If your goal is to earn your Black Belt, talk to another student who has already earned their Black Belt, and get their support.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  Who do you think is part of your “support team”?
  2.   Can you think of a situation where having a mentor can help you?
  3.   Has anyone asked you to be their mentor in some way?

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