Moral excellence comes as a result of habit just like any other thing you endeavor to master in life. Typically, many do not think whether we have to practice more commitment or kindness every day because according to most of the people, morals and virtues are viewed as something that has been ingrained to an individual and it is expected to manifest itself naturally.
However, many of us don’t understand that being mindful of practicing certain virtues in our daily life will undoubtedly help us live a happier and a more fulfilling life. We all strive for excellence in terms of our personality so that we can finally bring out the best out of ourselves.
By practicing the following list of virtues, your life can radically change and your relationship with people, performance and everything around your personality will improve.
Lack of commitment can be equated with lack of purpose, direction and drive in life forcing us to be victims of our situations instead of being the captains of our ships. Being committed to something that has meaning for us is a noble thing.
Commitment gives us the necessary focus and propels us towards achieving our goals without fear of criticism or temptation. On the other hand, our commitment can propel us towards our goals or drift our focus from what we have aimed at. However, we have a choice of where we can channel our commitment to.
We should avoid being committed to worthless things that will lead us to unhappiness, frustration or worse of addiction. Let us be committed to errands that give our lives purpose and brings the best out of our lives.
Faith is very key in our lives because it gives us a solid spiritual foundation that keeps us moving despite the difficulties. Nelson Mandela is a typical example in this issue of faith; he endured the 27 years of imprisonment because he had faith for what he wanted and stood for it and this brought about perseverance and finally, he succeeded in his journey of seeking freedom.
Despite being a very important virtue, walking in faith can be difficult because we look upon things that we cannot see but everyone has to fully embrace faith to keep ourselves moving forward towards achieving our objectives despite the prevailing difficulties.
Gratitude is another awesome virtue that will improve our lives our many aspects if we fully practice it. Thinking negatively is human and this tendency can really hurt our relationship with other people and our well being in general.
However, gratitude shifts the negative imaginations to positive thoughts thus preventing negative reactions and emotions. Based on research, the scientist also says that grateful people easily coup with stress and also recover extremely quickly when ill and this benefits their well being.
In life, we have many reasons to be grateful although it might be difficult to be thankful especially when things are not well. However, by being grateful, we focus ourselves and those around us to positive things that add an ounce to our lives.
Love covers multiple errors and with love, we can achieve what is beyond our expectation. If we teach ourselves to look at any situation with the eyes of love, we will end up experiencing harmony and peace even if the situation is unsightly.
This may be more of a Pollyanna approach to things and it may not be easy but it leads to peace and eliminates hatred or the feeling of being hurt.
Even if a situation or a person stirs up negative emotions, just set back and view the situation with love. Out of this, you will experience a happier and a peaceful experience and with this noble virtue, nothing can stand on your way towards achieving your goals.
C.S. Lewis had great insight when he said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” In life it takes courage to be honest, walk in integrity and also achieve other great things.
In conclusion, virtues guide our conduct, and our approach to various things in life and based on this, growth in virtue is a very important aspect in the life of every person because they are very valuable in our relationship with others and also they are very useful ingredients towards achieving our objectives.