At our school this month, through the Anne Hutch has H.E.A.R.T. program, we will focus on perseverance. We will study the importance of being patient and willing to work hard. We will recognize friends who stay with challenging tasks and do not give up. We will enjoy the pride and satisfaction of completing those tasks. We will appreciate that trying again and again and again is, in fact, learning.
Too often people – youngsters like Anne Hutch students and grown ups like you and me – think we are either naturally strong or weak in particular areas. What we will really examine and think deeply about this month is that – through the habit of perseverance – we can get better, we can improve, we can reach and exceed any goal we set for ourselves.