Definitions: (1) resolute endurance <especially with what is known to be correct>; (2) abiding; persevering; (3) continuing to exist; lasting; (4) daughty <brave and persistent>

Balancing Qualities: Daring, Diversity, Fearless

• Keep on pluggin’. — John Preston Downs (1913-2005) American businessman & father
• It just goes to show, if you are persistent, something gets done. — Any parent to a child who has just accomplished a project
• Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with great talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) 30th President of the United States

Affirmation: I refuse to give up. I shall continue, firmly, steadily, and insistently until the good appears. — Catherine Ponder (1927–) The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity {1962}

Comment: The person who asks for something 30 or 40 or even 150 times, and finally gets it, has figured out how to ask for something.