Persevere – what a great word in most contexts. When you persevere in something or believe in something, the implication is that you are not giving up. That can be difficult when you seemingly have many obstacles…you want to lose weight but there’s a plateful of cookies on the counter; your job is giving you the financial benefits you need but is so demanding; your faith is tested under any number of circumstances. But you persevere.
Not giving up on a goal or an outlook could be over something frivolous, only important to you. Or it could be about something life changing. Perseverance is necessary when you break it down – does it benefit my life or help others? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, your determination will pay off.