Lifeskill Family Challenge - March - Perseverance

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LINK HERE to monthly family challenges for our Lifeskill of the Month - PERSEVERANCE

Let us know what PERSEVERANCE activity your family completed and how it went by emailing Ms. Jones at or posting your activities as a comment on our Facebook page @BEBluejackets for a chance to win a gift card to a local business.

This month we’re talking about the trait of Perseverance. The dictionary defines it as: “Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” The definition we are using at Burris is

The ability to work through situations even when there are obstacles or challenges in the way.

Angela Duckworth is an author and researcher who discovered that the most successful people in our world right now have one big thing in common: their ability to persevere through tough situations. She calls it Grit! In fact, she found that Grit is a higher indicator of success than SAT scores, IQ, or GPA. This month, we are talking about how we respond when things get really hard or when we feel like we’ve failed or can’t do something. Over the next few weeks, there will be stories of inspiring and resilient role models. We will talk about what happens and what our thought process is when we feel frustrated or stumped. We will talk about having a Growth Mindset instead of a Fixed Mindset—to see challenges and failure as an opportunity to learn or try a new path instead of thinking, “I’m just not good at this” or, “If I failed this time, I will fail again next time.” People that persevere are people that know failure is just the beginning of new growth or learning!

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