Definition specifically related to the family context
In a family context, perseverance is found in parents who succeed in upholding their decisions, their educational objectives and resulting actions, despite daily life difficulties. Persevering parents recognize that their interventions are based on long-term thinking, and they maintain a constant course of action.
They are skilled at establishing routines and habits required in family life. Acting with flexibility and patience, they demonstrate stability, even in the face of possible failures along the way. They seek means of overcoming obstacles.
Persevering people are determined to complete projects they have initiated, not giving in to discouragement. They frequently sacrifice things they like to do in order to fulfill important tasks they had already started. They understand that they may serve as models of perseverance for other family members.
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