In life, a great trait to have, no matter what age you are, is being persistant.

So what is the meaning of being persistent? To me, being persistent is aiming for a goal in life and never giving up. When you want something in life, you won’t let any obstacle stop you from obtaining that. My son Jeremiah is at the age where he is discovering his perseverance. When he wants to accomplish something, he won’t let anything stop him from making it happen. For example, now that he has started school and is getting homework assignments, he is very determined to get everything right and finished on time.

It is my job as a parent to support and cheer on my child for doing a good job. I need to help him achieve his goals. Sometimes, I do small things like singing all of his ABC’s or spelling his name right. I am excited to watch Jeremiah work hard until he gets it right.  I love cheering for him. It is what I love as a parent. I find myself working as his chief cheerleader, trying to build confidence in all that he does.

For as much as I want to be his cheerleader, I have to remind him that no one’s perfect and mistakes are bound to happen. It is important for me to encourage him never to give up on himself. Keep practicing till you get it right. I truly believe we need to BE PERSISTENT always. Through persistence, you can accomplish anything you want in your life.

I believe it’s about the effort, the hard work, the dedication, and the practice to achieve our goals. It is the favorite life lesson I want to teach Jeremiah.

Interesting enough, the best way for me to show persistence is just to be persistent.   It is ineffective for me to preach persistence if I don’t show it myself. Because I need to show my son what it means to be persistent, I have to keep pushing myself and never give up on myself.

I need to ensure my son knows that his daddy is not a quitter and that I won’t give up on him once he is chasing his goals. At the end of the day, I want my son to know that the best way for him to be successful is to focus on being persistent.

It is my job as a parent to support and cheer on my child for doing a good job. @jvillesfinest Click To Tweet

What is GetConnectDAD?

@GetConnectDAD is an international project focused on One goal:  More ConnectDAD families.   We are 150 writers from around the world, focused on 52 Traits we want in our children.

The GetConnectDAD team would like to challenge every parent to:

  • Devote 1 Extra Hour of Time each week to your kids (uninterrupted)
  • Read 1 story or have 1 story read to you by your child this week 
  • Take 1 Walk outside with your partner and kids
  • Take 1 moment to say “I love you” to your kids
  • Hug your kid(s) 1 time this week