Being persistent is defined as "to go on resolutely or stubbornly in spite of opposition, importunity, or warning" (Merriam-Webster). I chose to use a dictionary as one of my sources because I did not know what the word persistent truly meant. But, after reading the definition, I realized that persistence is shown in my very busy week. No matter the circumstances I am in, I always try to push myself through the tougher moments so I can come out believing I achieved something.
One of my favorite stories about not giving up is the story of the famous head coach of Clemson football, Dabo Swinney. In summary, Dabo went through hell with an alcoholic father, divorced parents, poverty, etc. But, now he is a multimillionaire doing exactly what he loves to do. This past January he led the Clemson football team to winning the National Championship, an amazing honor. I chose this article about his life because, obviously, I am a huge Clemson, football, and Dabo fan, but also because his persistence in his life truly is an example to me. (Schlabach)