Perseverance: Sports can teach you the importance of perseverance. when I am competing or practicing, there will be many times that I want to give up, but I know that if I give up, I will never get any better. Learning to persevere can not only help you succeed in sports, but also in life. This photo was taken after I completed a freezing cold triathlon with pouring rain. Even though it was tough, I kept going and ended up doing great.