By Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog
Throughout July 2011, we’ll be working on the concept of “perseverance.”
All our discussions and activities will aim to help our students understand what it means to never quit, and to stick with your goals until they are achieved.
To inspire your own discussions at home, here are five of our all-time favorite quotes on perseverance:
“Never give up. Never, never give up!. We shall go on to the end.”
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”
“Set a goal, get a goal, assume the glory and the cheers? No; The one who achieves the goal is the one who perseveres!”
—Dr. Robyn Silverman
“I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
—John D. Rockefeller
“Consider the postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there.”
There’s no better way to drive home the lessons we teach at Urban Martial Arts than by reinforcing them… well, at home!
To give you ideas for conversation topics, here’s a run-down of what we’ll be discussing this month:
Week 1 – Perseverance defined: What it means to keep going and never quit
Week 2 – What gets in our way? Fears, priorities, character flaws and peer pressure
Week 3 – What keeps us going? Support-Passion-Action-Reason-Knowledge (SPARK)
Week 4 – What are the benefits of perseverance? Goal-getting, character, & confidence
We’d love to hear how your conversations go with your child so do share with us!
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