PERSEVERANCE – NEVER GIVE UP

Perseverance can be taught many ways. It does not mean that you shouldn’t or can’t drop things to focus on other things. However, we teach that perseverance is about not quitting for the WRONG reasons.

What are the wrong reasons then? If your main reason for quitting something is just because it is hard, that is a sign of a lack of perseverance. If you need to quit something to make room for some other activity that you get more out of, that is simply prioritizing your actions.

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Like any skills such as these, kids learn them best through example. What they see consistently, they will often attempt to recreate. It can be difficult for us adults as well, especially busy parents. Making sure that we don’t give up on something without a solid reason first.

Instead, when something is hard, accept the challenge, and use your discipline by putting your best effort forward to accomplish the task. Doesn’t matter if you ever actually accomplish it. More important is to understand the “why” that drives you and not let weak arguments win out in your own mind!

Here are some great power phrases you can use for yourself as mantras, have your kids repeat excitedly, or use them as family motivators! There are also some power questions to help kids understand perseverance a little better!

Scroll past the video to see a list of power phrases and family motto’s to help set a good tone for teaching perseverance at home or keep yourself motivated!

PERSEVERANCE POWER PHRASES & QUESTIONS

PERSEVERANCE POWER PHRASES:

I’M A BEAST

I CAN DO IT

I WON’T STOP

I WON’T GIVE UP

I WILL KEEP TRYING

IF I FALL I WILL GET UP

IF I MESS UP I WILL SMILE AND TRY AGAIN… AND AGAIN… AND AGAIN… AND AGAIN… AND AGAIN (this one can be fun to get a group to repeat and go for a long time)

Instructor says: I WILL DO IT, class says AGAIN repeated 3 times

CAN’T MAKE ME QUIT

PERSEVERANCE POWER QUESTIONS:

What does Perseverance mean? NEVER GIVE UP SIR

Does quitting because something is hard show perseverance? NO SIR

Does quitting because you think you can’t show perseverance? NO SIR

Does it show perseverance to keep trying? YES SIR

 

Courtesy of Peaceful Warriors MA

3597 NW 32nd st.

Newcastle OK, 73065

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