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Virtue of the Week – Perseverance

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.


Perseverance is the will to carry on. Once we discern true direction, we stay the course for however long it takes, regardless of obstacles that arise. When creativity inspires us, we do the work required of it to fruition. We patiently pursue our goals, remaining steadfast and focused. We persist with a task until it is completed. People can trust us to what we start. When our relationships are tested, we have the commitment to work things through. We are determined to succeed.

Quote: “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

The Practice of Perseverance

I have a strong sense of purpose.

I have the will to overcome obstacles.

I remain committed to what I want to do.

I am determined to finish what I start.

I am trustworthy in my relationships.

I do what it takes to stay the course.

I am thankful for the gift of Perseverance. It keeps me going.

  • What does staying the course look like in our community?
  • What does perseverance look like in your strongest relationships?
  • How is perseverance celebrated in our community?
  • What will help us remain steadfast and focused in our social justice work

Virtues Matter was started by a passionate wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit www.virtuesmatter.org.

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