Odd as it may sound, there is truth in this saying. Success is not a gift of luck or fluke. Virtually, there is nothing that man cannot do. Only what he has to do is to keep doing and doing without being demoralized. Failures may come. But we should never yield to them. The task that is easily done at the first attempt is undoubtedly very easy. In fact, failures are the stepping-stones to success. But the reality is that man’s success depends on whether he can do the toughest tasks successfully. It is because our life is complicated and tough. Perseverance brings win. And to succeed in this tough battle perseverance and hard work are a must.
Perseverance is a unique precondition to success in life. It is a secret of success in life. It develops the character of a man. We can substantiate this fact when we look at the reality of life and the history of man’s success. Perseverance helps us do what we otherwise would consider impossible to do. Many great men of the world rose to prominence by sheer perseverance.
What the world-famous scientist Sir Issac Newton had done by twelve years’ incessant hard-work was burnt out by his pet dog. But that could not demoralize him a little. He was able to do it again through years of hard work and perseverance. It is only for his undefeated perseverance that we have been able to have many inventions and discoveries.
Columbus has left us an adventurous story of perseverance. He went through thick and thin to reach his destination after months of the strenuous voyage on the sea. He discovered the way from Spain to America and offered the world a new route of communication with America. This outcome of his perseverance will be generated by the world forever.
The story of Robert Bruce teaches us a good lesson. Once, after being defeated several times by the English, he was forced to hide in a temporary exile. But he in no way gave up the intention to beat back the English from his motherland. One day, while in deep meditation about how he could wage a successful war again, he found that a spider, having made attempts to make its web six times and failed, was eventually successful at the seventh attempt. On seeing this the king learned a lesson. He applied that experience of the spider in his own life and was successful. He attacked the English for the seventh time and was able to defeat them and dominate his power on his motherland.
All the great men in history have written their names in golden letters by dint of perseverance. Their success will always remain as perfect examples to us. Even the small creatures like the ant and the bee are all persevering. We must do what we need to do; we are supposed to do it. A man wanting in perseverance can’t reach his goal. The success of life is to be able to achieve its goals. But is anything ever possible without perseverance? It is unquestionably true that perseverance is to success as success is to live. By the strong aegis of perseverance, we can defeat all obstacles and win in life.
Life is one of the ceaseless toils. It is obvious that perseverance is needed not only at the individual level but also at the social and national levels. All progress is gradual and through struggle. If we all are perseverent in whatever we do, we are sure to stand out as a successful nation in the near future. You can reach your goal only through perseverance.