Perseverance, endurance, persistence, and just not giving up are more than wheel-spinning “motivationals”. There are specific reasons why some things only happen if we keep going, burning calories to name one.
Sexy muscle tone, athletic reflexes, instinctive self-defense, and merely good posture are acquired through repetition. The same is true of music, dance, art, programming, carving wood, pottery, knitting, cooking, and even friendship, leadership, and, most importantly of all, servanthood. Almost anything you are trying to get done includes “continue” somewhere in the instructions.
They say, “Time heals many wounds.” And, that’s true as long as your body keeps going.