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Perseverance People wonder what perseverance is? According to The America Heritage Dictionary perseverance means: To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in spite of obstacles. In the book, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway, the main character Santiago shows many ways of perseverance. Perseverance was seen in Santiago throughout The Old Man and the Sea, and was also seen in my life when I was in my …

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…left in the last quarter. Our captain was on a break away and he scored. At the end we had ended up winning. I learned that if you give up you'd never know what you are capable of. A person can do many things as long as you don't give up. Perseverance is what makes people succeed in life. I think only through challenging yourself will you find out what you are truly capable of.