March POWerful Word – PERSISTENCE – Week 4

Sometimes we need strategies to help us deal with our goals and help us to stay persistent when we are feeling frustrated or we keep making mistakes. Have you ever felt like giving up or quitting? We all have. The key is to stay in control and not let the fear, frustration or pressure take over. Here’s what we can do: (1) Talk to ourselves! We can talk to ourselves like we are talking to a best friend. How can “talking to ourselves” help to calm us down, keep us focused and help us to stay persistent rather than quitting? What can we say to ourselves (i.e. you can do tough things, just do your best, you’ll figure it out)? When you’ve been frustrated and overcome with a feeling of wanting to quit, what have you said to yourself to help? (2) You can also talk to a friend, mentor or adult. How can confiding in a mentor, teacher, friend or parent help you to calm down and stay persistent? When have you done this? Who can you confide in when you are having a tough time with your goal? We’ve all been there- we can help!

If you have time: How do you feel when you show persistence? What does is say about you to others?