The trait for the lovely month of June is Perseverance. What does that mean, exactly? Well, perseverance means to continue with something, whether that be an event, project, school, or even when you’re struggling with your mental health, despite the difficulty. It’s incredibly important to persevere because you don’t succeed instantly every time. More often than not, reaching a goal or, for example, winning an award, requires a lot of work and time. Perseverance means that you don’t fall at the first hurdle. It means that you’re stronger in the face of criticism and setbacks. It also means that you care about yourself and your success, as you are willing to put in the time and effort to make your work the best it can be while balancing your general wellbeing.
There is a reason why the newest Mars rover is called Perseverance—it’s the world admitting that exploring a new world may be extremely difficult, but still putting in the work and believing that they will find exciting things at the same time.
So how can we cultivate, or grow our perseverance? Some of you may not even realise that it’s possible. Well, the things that you can start with are:
So, to finish, perseverance is the main theme for June because it is essential for our day to day lives. Without it, we would never get anything done. For this month, try your best to use perseverance in one task—it doesn’t have to be big. It can simply be finishing your homework or starting a small project. Just, simply, don’t fall at the first hurdle!
Have a good month!
By Katie Joslin