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Essential Life Skills: The Value of Perseverance in University

Sticking it out is one of the biggest lessons we can learn in life. The value of perseverance is something that should be taught more often than it is – having staying power will serve you well in every aspect of your life.

But how do we practice perseverance, and are there any tips and tricks to staying consistent, especially through your years at university?

The Value of Perseverance

Being consistent is having the discipline to stick with something to the end. If you can be consistent in persevering, this will serve you in all areas of your life – this is not a skill only needed in your schooling and career but can also benefit you in your health and lifestyle choices.

While it may often seem easier just to throw in the towel and move on when you feel something is not working, or when something becomes too complicated, it should not be the way you want to tackle life. Being able to push through and reap the benefits is a much more valuable way to get things done.

One source comments on this saying, “Various studies have shown that perseverance is an essential quality for success in life (Duckworth, 2016). It often tops aptitude and raw talent and is a more accurate predictor of achievement.”

Perseverance is more valuable than aptitude? Hmm, that’s something to think about!

It’s Not All Bad

Don’t misunderstand – not everything should be a fight or a struggle, and some things you will sail through without even blinking. But on the occasion where things do become tricky, stick them out. Being able to see past the difficulties to the end goal is a huge thing you be able to master.

Being consistent and learning to persevere helps sharpen your mind, and gives you a unique ability to problem solve, which is an asset to any career you choose to go into. It also has a way of building character, and if you can learn to take the good with the bad and accept defeat as well as success then you will find life a lot easier for yourself.

The value of perseverance and learning leads you to good things, both in work and life in general.