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The Discipline of Persistence

One of the most important things we can teach children is that effective people persist. They don’t give up easily. In fact, a major quality that classifies people as gifted is that they stick to a task.

What is it that allows a person to persevere? According to Art Costa (, they have a repertoire. These people have many different ways to solve a problem.

Why is this important? Because if you have only one way to solve a problem, and if you try it and it doesn’t work, you will have a tendency to give up.

But people who persist will try one plan, and if that approach doesn’t work, they go to another plan. If that one doesn’t … >>>