EF Challenge — Goal-directed Persistence

by Laurie Moore Skillings, SCAC


Goal-directed persistence is the capacity or drive to follow through to the completion of a goal and not to be put off by other demands or competing interests.

 When a person has difficulties with goal-directed persistence, it may be hard to:

complete a homework assignment

finish a chore

read a novel

start a task

stick with a task that is boring (to the person)

get back to a task if interrupted

delay gratification (save money over a period of time for something specific)

Click here for a Goal-directed Persistence strategy.