Perseverance can clearly be both a good thing and a bad thing. Remember that when you find yourself wanting to quit something. Quitting might be the wisest choice.
Of course, the problem with the idea that you should quit when something isn't worth the effort, is that it's often used as a rationalization. It comes to mind when the effort is difficult, but really is worthwhile. It's confusing at times, so how do you wisely persevere? There are three important aspects to consider.
Keys To Wise Perseverance
1. Self awareness: Notice when you look for excuses, rather than
truth. Are you letting fear or laziness cause you to quit or procrastinate? If
honestly watching yourself is difficult, explain your reasoning to a friend.
Close friends may be more likely than you to know when you're rationalizing.
(Think about it from the other direction and you'll see this can be true.)
2. Costs and benefits: To wisely persevere, you need to see the costs
and benefits of what you are doing. If moving to Hollywood to become a star is
going to cost you your business or family life, you have to see that clearly
before you decide. An honest and good decision requires honest and good
3. Motivation: Once you've made a decision, and you're sure you made it
for the right reasons, you have to motivate yourself. In fact, perseverance requires that you regularly re-motivate yourself. Write goals down, do daily affirmations, and whatever else you have to do.
Habit is the most powerful secret of success. Practice watching yourself to
make self-awareness a habit. Practice analyzing costs and benefits objectively,
and practice motivating yourself. By the way, there are many good motivation
techniques, so if what you're doing doesn't work - go read up on them and try
something else. That's perseverance.
Be Blessed Family!