Perseverance is not a long race

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”

Walter Elliot

As you may already know if you read my posts, a lot of them are related to perseverance. I like these quotes a lot because it is very easy to relate to them. Elliot’s quote was very inspiring I would say. What I think he is explaining is that perseverance does not mean that you just keep pushing and pushing to complete 1 thing. Persevering is pushing yourself to keep going and completing all of the little things to complete the biggest one. An example you could use is learning a very long and hard piano piece. Perseverance does not mean you push to finish everything in one time and that it will take you forever. Perseverance in this quote means that you should find lets say, a couple measures at first and then keep doing the same thing until you easily finish the piece!


I encourage everyone that sees this to find a challenge or big task that is available, and figure out how to complete it in smaller sections so that you can complete it with more ease.

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My name is Gurbani Singh, I am a teenager and often found myself searching for positive quotes for girls as I am a teenage girl. I have made it a Goal to daily post Positive, Inspiring quotes that are encouraging for us to learn from and apply into our daily lives. 

If you are a parent with youth kids or teenage son, daughter, boy or girl, I hope you find my posts inspirational and motivating. 

Encourage your kids to read and write what this means to them & how they will apply this quote to their lives. Also, consider breathing meditation as a way to help calm down and reflect on the message.

You can read all of my past encouraging quotes for teens

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