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Perseverance – My Story

By SwimSwam, 05/22/19, 12:00PM CDT


It was only sheer stubbornness that allowed me to keep my love for the sport, even as I began to doubt myself.

Perseverance is defined as the ability to keep trying in spite of difficulty. What people don’t always realize is that it is the hardest to display perseverance when things are consistently tough. It’s easy to want to work hard when things are going your way. What about when they’re not?


When I was younger, I never really had to persevere in the same way that I have to nowadays. But, it would not be outrageous to say that I’ve always been a bit stubborn. That was a major understatement. I was REALLY stubborn. A perfect example of this was something I did when I was younger. Before choosing to start swimming, I liked to play basketball. My neighbor had a basketball hoop, and she would let me use it sometimes.