Friday, September 17, 2010
If any of you guys are an avid watcher of Full House or was an avid watcher of Full House, there's one episode where Uncle Jessie teaches Michelle (the youngest one) about "perseverance." I saw a re-run of this episode not too long ago and that lesson really stuck with me.
Perseverance is defined as a steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., esp. in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. (According to dictionary.reference.com)
It's a word that reminds us to keep on going despite the circumstances we are in. I do realize that sometimes we get involved in a project or task in which it is so difficult to get the ball rolling or to keep on going and that's where perseverance kicks in.
It is really easy to give up and come up with a million excuses to why we are giving up, I've been there before and it is way easier to throw in the towel and hide under your bed covers. But! the best type of learners and leaders are the ones who put their pride aside and take out their passion and understanding that everything can't be so easy because then we'll never learn anything new. And part of the reason we were placed here on earth, is to learn. to grow, to experience and move forth.
As my 4th grade teacher once said, "You just got to keep on truckin!"