Today I thought I’d write an article about the nature and importance of perseverance. I think it’s such an important quality. When you have a difficult or daunting project to do, perseverance is often essential. It pushes you forward, forces you to deal with challenging situations, and ultimately helps you to accomplish your goals.

But I also think that no blog is complete without a cat video. So when I happened upon this video of Maru (the Internet sensation) determinedly stuffing himself into boxes of various sizes, it seemed like a perfect match.

Is Maru a little bit obsessed with boxes? Maybe. Was it wise of him to try and stuff himself into that slim box? Perhaps not. But he demonstrates a level of perseverance that is truly impressive.

To persevere, you have to have a clear understanding of your ultimate goal, and the steps that you need to take to get there. Then you need to work through those steps, dealing with the roadblocks that you’ll face along the way. As you’re working, think about the techniques that you’re using and the progress that you’ve made so far. Are you using the right approach? Is there are better or smarter way to achieve your goal? Make adjustments, if necessary.

But the most important thing is to keep moving forward. Work around the obstacles that you face. Eventually, your perseverance will most likely pay off. And hopefully, you will feel as satisfied and fulfilled as Maru wedged into a tiny box. Good luck!