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
Ta Da! Goal achieved!