What Is Perseverance?

In childhood, we heard the word “Perseverance” quite often when teachers and parents wanted to encourage us to achieve something. Today, I like to talk about what is perseverance and why it still works for our online businesses.

An online business takes hard work, patience, and perseverance to see positive results, and it’s full of challenges and struggles. Among all, perseverance is the key factor to take you to overcome all the difficulties and get you what you want. Without it, you might end up quitting and getting nothing done.

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What Is Perseverance?

Based on Wikipedia, “Perseverance is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s effort combined with the passion for a particular long-term goal or end state (a powerful motivation to achieve an objective).”

Every single day, we face lots of hard stuff and we use perseverance(also called grit) to deal with it. If you find something isn’t easy for you and you want to solve them, you may use perseverance already. Here are three steps in real life that people use perseverance:

School Life

Some students are not good at math, some dislike PE classes. No matter what the hardest subjects for you, you are struggling to pass it. Most of the time, you want to give up but you know you need to try your best. So, you try harder and ask for help from your classmates or the teachers to support you on this. Eventually, you make it and do a good job.


After graduation from school, you find a decent job but you still have many difficult projects at work that need your dedication. You find that most of the things you learn at school don’t help much in the office since working and getting promotions never depends on your degree.

There are more you need to take care of, for example, your relationship with boss & colleagues, your networking, and your leadership. You soon find yourself suffocated in the bureaucratic working environment and need to get out, it’s the time that you go online checking extra skills or knowledge that help you generate online income streams.

An Online Business

Once you find yourself stuck at a 9-5 job that you don’t like it anymore, you will consider how to make money online to escape the rat race. You will do lots of online searches to find legitimate platforms to teach yourself the fundamentals of internet marketing or affiliate marketing.

You may meet many affiliate marketing programs that claim you to make quick and easy money with one click of a button, but you find those are scams or pyramid schemes in disguise in the end. I know most people quit searching for other alternatives in this phase, but you don’t & insist to find the perfect one that suits you the best.

Then, you find one affiliate marketing education program. With the help & support, you build your first affiliate marketing website and start promoting things you have passions. One month pass, no sales made. Three months pass, nothing changes. Six months pass, nothing earned. You start to doubt yourself and think to quit again.

That is the time you feel that it’s impossible the make money online, so you post your concerns and questions inside the platform to find out the truth. The other members or even the founders of the platform provide you feedback immediately and encourage you to create more quality content for your readers. So, you follow the advice they give you & get the motivations from them when you get down about your online business.

In the 10th month, someone purchases the products that you promote on your website, and you feel excited that the training is actually working on you too. You gain more confidence that you may get a chance to replace your 9-5 jobs if you keep building your website with hard work, patience, and perseverance.

Yes, I am talking about myself. This is exactly the process of how my perseverance works since I was a kid. I must admit that this is not easy & I am still learning extra skills to build my online business inside and outside of Wealthy Affiliate(WA) to achieve my goals.

Searching for ways to make money online is full of traps, and you need to be cautious to avoid being scammed by the wrong hands. That’s why I am glad that I choose Wealthy Affiliate and apply what I learn to build my affiliate marketing website.

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I never quit when there are no positive results or no sales made in the first 6 months because I know it takes some time to see positive results. The more I input to build my online business, the more I stand to earn with it. It’s just like you join a marathon, not just a 100-meter sprint. Now, you see how perseverance works on me and my online business.

The online income won’t fall on your lap or flood into your bank account overnight. The first step you should proceed is always to find a legitimate & affordable platform that could provide you enough education, support, and tools to help you achieve your goals. At the moment, I cannot think of any other platforms that could beat Wealthy Affiliate.

If you find yourself a lack of perseverance to do something today, you could check the below YouTube video that shows you how perseverance can make people achieve things that they never think they could & the influence it can have on the audiences.

I hope you enjoy this sharing, and you are more than welcome to share ideas or leave your comments below. I will reply as soon as I can, thanks.


Matt is a 30ish guy who has a corporate job and chases the dream to become a digital nomad with a laptop lifestyle. He is passionate about making money online and will keep creating quality content to find his online success.

6 thoughts on “What Is Perseverance?”

  1. Hey Matt – great read!

    My question to you is do you think perseverance is increase over the time of our lives?
    Meaning, do we become ‘better at perseverance’ and if so – how can we use this as a benefit to an online business?

    • Hi Jay,

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my blog. Yes, perseverance increases when we get older, and we get things that we want to have. For example, a successful online business through affiliate marketing.

      If we use perseverance for our online business, we will keep working hard till we see positive results that we want instead of giving up in the first three months with nothing in return. So, perseverance does play an important role in our lives and our online businesses.


  2. Hi, Matt,

    Everything worthwhile requires hard work, dedication, and perseverance from our part. This is the harsh truth.

    If it wouldn’t work that way, every person on our planet would achieve literally anything he/she wanted just after thinking about it, right?

    In this case, everyone out there would be successful and we would live a perfect world.

    Thank you for sharing this, Matt!


    • Hi Natalie,

      Thanks for the kind feedback, which just made my day. Yes, it takes time and effort to see your online business, so I will encourage myself every single day to only looking for what I’ve accomplished instead of things that I want to achieve.


  3. Many people never achieve their dreams because they give up before they are able to make their hard work pay off. It’s like that image of the gold digger who gives up and stops digging right before a huge gold deposit … You need to keep going if you want to succeed. Perseverance is of the utmost importance in life if you want to succeed at anything. Giving up is not an option. Yes, it may take time, months, even years, but perseverance and patience pay off. If you have a goal in mind and you want to achieve that goal, then you have to be willing to put in time, effort, and patience. There is no such thing as “easy and quick” money, but there is definitely success for those who work for it and who are willing to wait.

    • Hi Christine,

      I agree with you that most people fail because they only look for quick and easy money without being patient enough for good results. I realize it and keep building my website with quality content when I still have no positive results. Gradually, I start to like writing and sharing my thoughts about business opportunities that I encounter for myself & my readers.
      I always believe that there are spaces for everyone online if you try your best to build your online business, and we are not short of online business opportunities every single day. It’s alright to take a rest when you are tired, but it’s not to quit.

      It’s really nice to connect with people who are likely-minded on the internet and on my website, hope to see more from you soon. 🙂



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