When we persevere, we:
There is a poem on the Bible.org Web site titled "The Race." This poem exemplifies perseverance. The last few lines of the poem read:
For all of life is like a race, with ups and downs and all. And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall. "Quit!" "Give up, you're beaten!" They still shout in my face. But another voice within me says,"GET UP AND WIN THE RACE!"
Spend some time with your child explaining the importance of "staying the course" and doing the best you can. And, read "The Race" together. You will be glad you did.