While persist is a bit like pursue, it is different in key ways.
Persist (pərˈsist/) v. continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.
I love this definition so much. Mainly, I hope to persist in any challenges I face. It’s easy to give up, to walk away, to quit, especially when opposition strikes. Persist will keep me focused on my goals, help me stay motivated, and guide me to a successful 2015.
(Last year, Jeromy also chose a word: Own. This year, he’s stealing Pursue from me!)
If you’re interested in choosing a word as a theme for your 2015, check out OneWord365. Last year, I discovered this awesome website that is connecting people from all over the world who have chosen the same word as you. Pro Tip: I like verbs. They give you something to do, and it’s a lot easier to apply verbs to your decision making!
What words are you thinking of choosing? Connect with me on OneWord365, and check out words from all over the world!