Persistence is a level of commitment, making a promise or personal commitment to something, someone, or even yourself, and staying the course even in the face of obstacles. In the workplace, commitment to organisational goals, engagement in the organisation, and efforts to achieving those goals can exhibit persistence and commitment.
Role commitment is the responsibility you may feel to the mission or goals of your team, your department or the organisation. This level of commitment drives an individual to perform their tasks and persist in fulfilling their responsibilities to meet their goals.
Persistence can also indicate a mindset of holding yourself accountable, and focusing on what is important. It means there is a clear vision of goals that you can commit to you and a direction you can follow.