We have always been told that in order to achieve your goals you have to try your best and insist at all costs. But at what point do we know if what we are doing will bear fruit or is it valid to withdraw completely? The line between being foolish and persevering is very thin.
What is the difference between being foolish and persevering?
Someone persevering is committed and puts all their effort to achieve the goal because he knows that it will contribute to his integral growth and he is qualified for it.
A fool may not get well in the search for the goal because that behavior is rather a defense mechanism that helps him to have control over things that anguish him and that is not necessarily apt to develop.
For example, a marathoner who trains hard to break his record is a persevering person. On the contrary, a “runner” who only exercises on weekends, but has the dream of running a marathon, is definitely a fool.
How is a persevering?
Who is persevering has self-esteem and self-confidence. It has the capacity to solve problems in an effective way.
The foolish person, in general, does not know his qualities, therefore, he has no weapons to defend what he considers belongs to him or insists on doing or obtaining without foundations.
Perseverance is inspired by a genuine, achievable and possible desire. But you also have a clear idea of what can be expected and accepted when it is no longer possible to move forward.
Perseverance sets the pattern of how many times it is convenient to try, because that new opportunity is built on internal advances. Upon reaching the point of retreat, all the effort was made and the scopes are accepted as part of the experience.
And the fool?
The fool is visceral, does not accept valid arguments. Always believe to be right and do not usually accept that he was wrong.
The fool does not recognize the abilities of others. Live frustrated, have low self-esteem. He blames others for his mistakes and is very envious.