Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition: The action or condition or an instance of perservering: Steadfastness
The pandemic turned the world upside down for many individuals. Locally we canceled NA in May two years in a row. Through perseverance and hard work, the West Tennessee NA community survived. We held meetings, helped spread the message, and kept the doors open (even virtual) for the newcomer.
The way our fellowship has adapted and overcome obstacles in the past couple of years is a prime example of perseverance to me. It hasn't been easy, but we haven't given up.
Jamie E. wouldn't want us to give up on this camp-vention and we're not going to. NA in May is back in 2022. We're here to spread the message and bring hope to the West Tennessee NA community. We can't wait to see you there.
Perseverance is defined as steady persistence in the course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially despite obstacles.
Perseverance to me is getting up and doing the next right thing over and over again. Even when I so desperately want to sink back into old behaviors because that is comfortable. It's trusting what NA is telling me. There is a NEW way to live.
It's waiting for the feelings to catch up to reality.
It's seeing the payoff of all my hard work, and damn is that work hard sometimes.