A person can cross a mountain or can level it to the ground by patience and perseverance. Taking this in a broad sense, it means that a person can overcome greatest difficulties by patience and perseverance.
The beginning of any work is easy. But after some time we are faced with obstacles and difficulties. Then come set-backs. They are not failures, but weak minded persons take them as failures. Hence they lose patience and do not make further efforts. Let us not forget that even failures are stepping stones to success.
When difficulties surround us, we must be patient.But mere, patience is not enough; we must persevere in our efforts to achieve our aim. Perseverance is one great secret of success in life. It is the mother of good luck. Perseverance when steadily practiced even by the most humble, will rarely fail to bring success.
In the absence of patience and perseverance other qualities such as intelligence, wisdom etc, will not be of much use in achieving success. Great poems, good works of art and great invention are the results of patience and perseverance. Had their authors been impatient and indolent, must of them would not have seen the light of the day.
If we read the lives of great men, we find that almost all of them became great with the help of patience and perseverance. King Bruce failed six times to make his country (Scotland) free; but he did not lose heart. He continued his efforts and was crowned with success. Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi struggled for 30 years against the Rajput princess of India, and at last conquered northern part of this country.
Demosthense who stammered in speech, became the greatest orator of his age by patience and perseverance. Napoleon a sailor’s son became the emperor of France by hard and steady work. Life of Quaid-e-Azam teaches the lesson of patience and perseverance. Thus we should be patient and should again and again return to the task till success is achieved. Let there be difficult obstacles and even failures. All these will be reduced to nothing by the strong but steady force of patience and perseverance.
By Rehana khan(111/10)