"continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition : the action or condition or an instance of persevering".Tonight, as a quilter, I define it as:
"Not giving up after 2 broken needles, 4 bum bobbins that resulted in the loss of a 1/4 of a spool of machine quilting thread, at least 5 thread breaks, and a fabric gathering in the back that was so bad it required stitches to be ripped and re-sewn."
Merriam-Webster goes on to give examples of perseverance:
"Perseverance is required to perfect just about any skill."I'm well on my way to perfection. Well, you know what I mean. LOL!
I am about 1/3 through machine quilting. I would have finished it tonight but I've run out of needles. Off to Joann's first thing in the morning.
Just keep swimming...