Perseverance is correlated with higher life satisfaction[10]. Persistence or grit is associated with higher performance[4][6][7], resilience and positive emotionality[2] as long as it is within the bounds of rationality. Persistence supports goal-achievement[8][9] which in turn leads to greater happiness and health[1]. Persistence reduces negative emotions and increases positive emotions especially if a person is easy-going[1]. People scoring low on persistence are typically described behaviorally as changeable, irresolute, and easily discouraged[3]. People high in grit are more passionate about their goals[5].

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