EF Strategy — 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.

 You can help strengthen the executive functions skill of goal-directed persistence by using the following strategy, PERSIST:

Purpose of goal

Establish steps to goal

Reward yourself as steps are accomplished along the way

Schedule time to work on steps to goal in planner

Increase effort when a step is challenging

Seek assistance

Ta Da! Goal achieved!