It is a fact of Christian faith, that perseverance is the only path to glory.
“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God you will receive what he has promised” (Hebrews 10:36 NIV)
In other words,
Perseverance is the bridge you must cross in the will of God in order to reach the promises of God.
As such it is a Christian virtue and, as such, a goal in and of itself.
The dictionary defines it as,
“continued steady belief or efforts, withstanding discouragement or difficulty”
Not very sexy, or attractive, few “How To” manuals will promote or laud it, but it you want your life to be crowned by God with glory, there is no other way.