Persistence is one of our three power P’s: Patient, Positive, and Persistent.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor is a child. Anything worth greatness is worth fighting for over time. Whether it’s our children, our school, or our country – persistent hope and faith in the value of our time and energy toward these things will pay off.
It takes three to twenty attempts to learn something. Well, we are blessed with the daily company of our children for at least 18 years. It’s not an option for us to stop parenting. We get this time to persistently and lovingly teach them the truth about life and learning. We are it! We are the people who love them more than any other and have chosen to be their biggest advocate in their journey to learn and lead. When frustrations are high and you aren’t sure what to do next, consider using your paus-itivity button and encourage your persistence. You will never regret another ounce of love and learning.
As we enter the final quarter of the school year, some may think about downshifting and cruising into the end. I have never met a winner who downshifts at the end of a race. In these final eleven weeks of the school year, let’s send a message to our children that the final laps make great leaders and winners. Persisting to the very end is a virtue of great thinkers and doers. Our children will never be in this grade again so let’s help them to finish it with joy and tenacity!
“Little by little, one travels far.” – J. R. R. Tolkin
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.” – Vince Lombardi
“I will persist until I succeed.” – Og Mandino