Want to Give Up? The Key to Perseverance

perseveranceHere is some motivation for the person who is close to giving up! For that person who has doubt – whether they doubt themselves, doubt the system, doubt their trainer, doubt their capability to change, doubt their loved ones or doubt their faith. Let Perseverance FINISH it’s work in YOU.

It’s perseverance that develops you, grows you, matures you, and you can’t have perseverance if you give up.

Perseverance: noun \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\ Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.

Perseverance is not enduring something for nothing. It’s maintaining a continued effort for a prize. The prize may be tangible, the prize maybe self growth, the prize may be relief, the prize may be weight loss, the prize may be bigger stronger faith, but there WILL be a prize. Because of this, you can “consider all trials as joy because you KNOW that the testing of your faith produces perseverance ” (James 1:2-3). Perseverance produces changes you cannot experience any other way.

What perseverance IS (Synonyms):

  • Keep on
  • Carry on
  • Persist
  • Keep trying
  • Stick with it
  • Continue

What perseverance IS NOT (Antonyms)

  • Give up
  • Quit
  • Renounce
  • Stop
  • Surrender
  • Relinquish
  • Resign

Are You a Survivalist or Warrior?

joan of arcI believe there are different levels of perseverance. There is the kind where you just go into survival mode, and let life happen around you. You do the same things you did to get you to where you are, but you aren’t changing, you aren’t moving. And then there is the kind of perseverance where you are not just surviving, and avoiding the bombs going off around you, but you are at WAR – being proactive to fight the enemy  and come out a winner. You are doing all you can do to do the right thing. You aren’t doing the bear minimum. You aren’t just trying to get by one more day.  You are a fighter. You are trying to conquer ‘this’ – not just SURVIVE the battle, but WIN.

I challenge you to look deeply at why you are where you are. Whether your weight isn’t budging, or you are dealing with life issues, you may have more trials (and have to persevere longer than necessary) if you are just living in survival mode instead of warrior mode.



About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on November 2, 2013, in Mantras, Motivational, PFOCUS, Spiritual Motivation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Awesome blog and words of wisdom! I just found your blog this morning and this is the first message I read…Universe must be working its magic! 😉

  2. Tracey Mah-Gillies

    Thank you, Bonnie!! It may be tough in the moment, but to think of trials as pure joy, helps to take the focus off of the difficulties……Tracey in snowy Calgary 🙂

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