Musings

Virtues are Like Muscles


I know! Virtues are not trendy. However, some old-fashioned people still live on our planet. They are coming close to extinction but they are an interesting species.

Did you know that virtues like patience, tolerance, meekness, kindness are to be exerted to develop?

If you want to increase your patience, exert it! Put yourself in situations where you will have to choose to be patient, where you have little choice but be patient, and keep trying if at first you don’t succeed.

You build your stamina and your strength through exercises, exertion… Virtues require the same training. All changes require the same training.

What does it take to change? A vision and a measurable goal. On top of that, you will need a boatload of the following traits:

  • determination
  • motivation
  • tenacity
  • a drive to achieve your goal

Further down the line, you will look back and see how much progress you have made, and how much you changed.

Hat’s off!

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