Perseverance means to keep going and never give up, even when things are hard. The examples of perseverance are easy to find and hard to ignore. Perseverance knows no ends or bounds, it never quits. The old saying "get knocked down 7 times, get up 8" is a way of telling you to persevere through anything life throws at you.
Perseverance means to work hard and never give up. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., showed a lot of perseverance in his life. He lived in a time where having black skin color meant you were not equal to those with white skin. He became the leader of the movement to gain rights for all people regardless of skin color. Through the efforts of men like Dr. King, an entire race was given the rights in our country that they so rightly deserved.
Dr. King’s “I’ve Been To the Mountaintop” speech was powerful, delivered in Memphis the day before his death, and was a shining example of perseverance. He said: “I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop...And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!” When times get difficult, when you aren’t sure what lays ahead, remember to persevere.
Just as Dr. King inspired a whole people to persevere through the hard times facing them in order to reach the mountain top, you, too, should persevere through hard times. If you are having trouble at school, home, or while with friends, remember to persevere. And always remember that you don't have to persevere alone. Your friends and your teachers are here to help you persevere if you only ask.