[Model Answer QP 2021]“Every work has got to pass through hundreds of difficulties before succeeding. Those that persevere will see the light, sooner or later.” -Swami Vivekananda


Perseverance means continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.

Example: The Elon Musk Way of Persevering in the Face of Adversity

2001: Russians refused to sell him rockets to send mice or plants to Mars.

2002: Russians turned him down again in founding of SpaceX.

2006: First SpaceX rocket launch — and his first explosion.

2007: Second rocket launch and second explosion.

2008: Third rocket launch and third failure; this time with NASA satellites onboard.

2008: Tesla and SpaceX on the brink of bankruptcy.

Present Times: The richest man with the most successful companies: Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity, neuralink etc.

The Importance Of Perseverance In Current Times

  1. Keep Asking Why: People who persevere are the ones who continue to ask ‘why’. It serves as a constant motivator and keeps you on track. 
  2. Having Self-Belief
  3. Makes You Resilient

How To Develop Perseverance?

  1. Reject The Urge To Quit
  2. Create An Action Plan
  3. Prioritize Improvement
  4. Get more comfortable with failure


Perseverance in the face of challenges indicates leadership qualities. Individuals who demonstrate perseverance are more likely to succeed in life, especially professional life.

Perseverance is a sign of stepping outside your comfort zone and staying focused on your efforts. Hence Every work with its hundreds of difficulties will succeed if approached with perseverance.

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