“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”
Today’s Bloganuary prompt is another question: “How are you brave?”
I think that I’m brave in the same way that everyone else is… I get up every morning and try again.
According to Merriam-Webster, brave means “having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficulty.” Perseverance, on the other hand, is defined as “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.”
The way I see it, perseverance is basically the act of being brave – over and over, day after day – kind of like what Walter Elliot said. It’s a series of experiences that are part of the great game of life. I mean, let’s face it, life is never easy. And if it is… watch out… because what goes up must come down. I don’t mean that in a cynical or pessimistic way, either. Difficulty and failure are what shapes us and makes us grow.
We’ve all experienced difficult times – and if we’re still here, and still trying – then I’d say we’re pretty damn brave.
My favorite part of today’s prompt is actually my illustration. When I thought of bravery, the first thing that came to mind was Superwoman.
I had a girl that I was already half done with because I had been making a poster for my friend’s hair salon, so all I had to do was give her a quick wardrobe change. In the original, she is actually sitting on a pair of giant scissors. Point side down, obviously!
Anyway, I want to keep my posts short since this could end up being a daily thing for an entire month if I actually stick with the program, so that’s about all for now!
Thanks for reading and/or checking out my illustration. I hope that 2023 is treating you right so far!