Often, it requires a long and substantial effort to overcome something and to generate something and to genuinely succeed. The necessity to sustain endurance to achieve a desired outcome is why we might refer to it as an extended effort or work, rather than relaxation.
If you want to run a marathon, you have to endure miles and miles of training beforehand to successfully complete the race to your full potential.
If you want to earn a degree, you’ll have to successfully navigate and endure all course assigned by the institution to prepare you for and earn that professional credential.
If you want to be promoted at work, you’ll likely need to endure countless lessons beforehand that you grow from to prepare you for that next-level position.
Endurance is a critical element for learning your way to successful and progressive outcomes. It is not probable that someone will hand you a medal, bestow a degree upon you or offer a promotion without you having endured to learn along the way. It is through enduring that we learn, we evolve and we prosper the most. The medal, the frame worthy document and the new title are largely for nostalgia.
Vincit qui partitura: “he conquers who endures.”