Perseverance [is the] secret of all triumphs. (Victor Hugo, 19th century French poet and novelist)

Some people are good starters and poor finishers. Others procrastinate, but when they once get going, they finish well. Whichever you are, Hugo’s statement is an important reminder. Sticking with it, hanging on to the end—whatever the cliché, it’s helpful to be encouraged to work hard to the completion of the task. Only then, can you achieve real success.

And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us (Hebrews 12:1). Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything (James 1:4).