"I persist toward my goals despite obstacles, discouragements, or disappointments."
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What is Perseverance?
Perseverance is sticking with things. It means being hardworking and finishing what is started, despite barriers and obstacles that arise. The pleasure received from completing tasks and projects is very important to those who are high in perseverance. Sometimes he or she must dig deep and muster the will to overcome thoughts of giving up. Perseverance involves organizing oneself to support activities (e.g., scheduling breaks and sticking to them, rewarding in small ways along the way), but when all else fails, this strength helps the person to barrel through until the project is done. This helps build further confidence for future successes and goal accomplishment. Perseverance involves the voluntary continuation of a goal-directed action despite the presence of challenges, difficulties, and discouragement. There are two vectors of perseverance. It requires both effort for a task and duration to keep the task up.
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WHERE DOES PERSEVERANCE APPEAR IN YOUR CHARACTER STRENGTHS PROFILE?
Research indicates perseverance helps to improve skills, talents, and resourcefulness as well as build other character strengths. Persistent people are often seen as people who follow through on commitments. This contributes building trust that can be a foundation for good relationships. Learn how to activate this strength and all of your other strengths with your personalized Total 24 Report.