Perseverance Overview

By: Bryce Howser


There are two things that are needed to make up perseverance, adversity and dedication. When it all starts there has to be a problem or adversity that makes perseverance possible. Most people in this world will get all down on themselves for a very little and worthless mistake and they make a big deal about it but that's where perseverance comes in.


Perseverance isn't considered a personal trait it's something that someone is able to accomplish in life to keep their spirits high. Michael Jordan had to persevere through many things in his long NBA career one of the most remembered ones was the flu game. On June 11, 1997 Michael Jordan had flu like symptoms before game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies that game he didn't start off so good he felt horrible couldn't hit a shot but he stepped up the 2nd quarter on and lit up the floor to give the Bulls the win. Michael Jordan once said "My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."

After the Fact

So what happens after someone accomplishes "greatness" or perseveres through a very difficult time? It happens all over again and will continue to occur throughout the human life. Whither it's a relative that just passed or a loved one has been diagnosed with a disease there has to be that feeling that never lets one lose focus on what the real goal in life is and that's... just live life to the fullest and live every day like it's ones last.