Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
As Aurelius said, “We assemble our lives action by action.” How many short races can you run?
The Virtue of Temperance
Control. Discipline. Restraint. Call it what you will. But if you don’t have it, then life will be much harder. Rather than automating your life for success, your habits will be weak and detrimental. Temper your desires of excess. There is joy in moderation.