The Crucible of Perseverance

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Do you avoid challenges? There are lessons that can be learned only when you are placed in the crucible of perseverance.

When I was in college I took an economics class that confirmed my decision not to major in business.

I couldn’t process the micro or macro economic principles, nothing connected, and I was failing. So I called my step-dad and pleaded my case to let me drop this nightmare class. But he said, “No Lysa. If I let you drop this class I would be doing you a terrible disservice. There are lessons that can only be learned when you are placed in the crucible of perseverance.” 

It’s true. I know I find myself too often avoiding challenge for fear of failure. Some things may not be easy for us, and we may never learn to do them perfectly. But perfection comes from strengths we knew we had. However, perseverance comes from tapping into something inside of us that we are surprised we had and that’s worth discovering.

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