Sticking to your wisely-deliberated intentions in the face of opposition or difficulty.

a.k.a. firmness, determination, perseverance, persistence, steadfastness, tenacity

“Giving up” is a coping strategy for dealing with stress. If you over-rely on it, the solution might be to strengthen some of the many other possible coping strategies.

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • being wishy-washy
  • the fine line between this and stubbornness perhaps requires discernment to discover.

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere

Inspirational quotes

  • “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” ―Maya Angelou
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” —MLK, Jr.
  • “Little strokes fell great oaks.” ―Benjamin Franklin (as Poor Richard)