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.
What you do with your mind is all-important, for life is of the mind.
Even in this world your life takes place in consciousness.
No matter how misidentified with the body the mind may be, if you are not aware of something, it does not exist for you.