Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems. (Gever Tulley, educator)

Some people recognize that they don’t have much perseverance. They easily start one project or another with good intentions to complete the task but often fail to do so. Like many of us, they need to learn, as Tulley says, that the ability to stay with the project is a learned characteristic, and it comes from the experience of overcoming life’s difficulties.

We know that (problems and trials) help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character (Romans 5:3-4).