Virtue of the Fortnight: Persistence

How Do You Practice Persistence?

You practice persistence by committing to someone or something. Choose your commitments wisely and then stick with them. When you commit to a task, pace yourself and be persistent, doing it step by step. Stand by your friends even when they aren’t much fun, or are having a hard time. When trouble or doubts come up, be like a strong ship in a storm. Don’t let yourself become battered or blown off course. Just ride the waves.

Affirmation

I have persistence. I keep a steady pace in what I choose to do. I keep on keeping on. I finish what I start. I am a loyal and committed friend.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Persistence

What is Persistence?

Persistence means not giving up when faced with a challenge. It is the ability to stick with a difficult task and cope with frustration. Children who are persistent usually keep trying when faced with a challenge, are slower to “lose it” when they don’t get their way, and can tolerate waiting for their needs to be met.

Why Practice It?

Persistence is one of the most common qualities of a successful person. A person practicing persistence will never give up. They believe in themselves and in the fact that the longer they hang in there and keep moving ahead, the greater the chance that something will go their way.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Tolerance

How Do You Practice Tolerance?

Practicing tolerance is showing respect and appreciation for differences. You don’t judge or tease someone who is different. You make them feel at home. You show forgiveness when someone makes a mistake. Tolerance does not mean being passive and letting someone hurt you. When that happens, you need assertiveness. When you are tolerant, you have patience and flexibility to accept the things you cannot change with good grace.

Affirmation

I am tolerant. I overlook people’s faults. I appreciate differences. I accept the things I cannot change with good grace.

Virtue of the Fortnight: Tolerance

What is Tolerance?

To be tolerant is to accept differences. You don’t expect others to think, look, speak or act just like you. Tolerance is being free of prejudice, knowing that all people have feelings, needs, hopes and dreams. To be tolerant also means to accept things you wish were different with flexibility and patience.

Why Practice It?

People who don’t practice tolerance cannot stand to have anything differ from what they want and expect. Tolerance helps them accept things as they are. People without tolerance judge others by the way they look, sounds, or dress. They decide who can be a friend and who can’t. When people are teased or left out, they feel sad and lonely. When we are tolerant, we don’t allow differences to drive us apart.