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Endurance

What is Endurance?

Endurance can be defined as the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions. Endurance is related to stamina and duration, a lasting quality.

Some synonyms for endurance are perseverance, persistence, resilience, tolerance, and sustainability.

Thoughts

Endurance, while related to strength, is slightly different. Strength is more associated with force or power, and endurance is associated with time. Rather than physical strength, endurance might also be the ability to exercise inner strength or the ability to deal effectively with the challenges of everyday life. Endurance in this description might also be willpower, self-discipline, and perseverance.

Just like weight-lifting exercises to build strength, there are exercises for building your mental endurance. WebMD offers five helpful training tips you can practice to build your mental endurance, thinking positively, using visualization, planning for setbacks, managing your stress, and getting more sleep. Additionally, just like building muscle strength, building endurance will not happen overnight.

I invite you to take some time to contemplate what endurance means to you. And, find it within yourself to develop a plan to build up your endurance.

Peace, Strength & Endurance

Quotes

“Endurance is patience concentrated.”
~Thomas Carlyle

“Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The first virtue in a soldier is endurance of fatigue; courage is only the second virtue.”
~Napoleon Bonaparte

“Good things come to those who wait, but great things come to those who endure.”
~Matshona Dhliwayo

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