In all you do that you value, in learning what you want to learn, you demonstrate perseverance. Very little can be accomplished unless you persevere. To learn what you must learn to replace illusion with Truth, requires great perseverance.
When Truth is valued once again, the shabby offerings of the ego will be recognized for what they are: illusions.
What you value determines what you see, what you seek, and what you think you find.
This in turn determines the direction in which you go, and the experiences and circumstances of your life.
What you choose is what you get.