Perseverance, Determination and Commitment

Posted by Mrs. W. on Apr 21, 2011

So often I talk about the importance of certain virtues or character traits that we have. Virtues are gifts we are born with. They are like “spiritual muscles” which we are here in this world to develop. We develop them throughout life as we are guided and inspired by our parents, grandparents, teachers, friends and many others. There are also many times we don’t believe very much in ourselves, the thoughts in our minds are not positive and encouraging.

We hear, “I can’t, it’s too hard, I don’t know how,” and so on, and so on. Sadly, these thoughts often win out if and when we don’t have an inner fire to keep moving forward no matter what…. a desire to be successful. If we are blessed, we have other people who may help light that fire within us. When this happens, the tools/virtues that can be called upon are perseverance,  determination and commitment.

These are the qualities that make us “stick with it” and keep going when:

  • we want something really badly
  • we think/believe we can’t
  • something is hard to do
  • we need to show ourselves and others that we can

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Power of Words and Actions

Posted by Mrs. W. on Jan 24, 2011

All of us communicate with others with our words. The words we use though have the power to build other people up or tear them down.  I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Words/Actions That Tear Down Words/Actions That Build Up
“You can’t do that!” “Way to go!”
“You didn’t do that well.” “I like the way you….”
Making fun of someone “I believe in you.”
Teasing Pat on the back
Criticizing another person High 5!
Putting someone down Being Supportive
Pointing out faults Encouraging someone

So, there are ways that you can make someone feel better, encourage them and inspire them to be the best they can be. You  also have the power to tear someone down. What kind of person do you want to be?

Feel free to share a comment about a time when someone inspired and encouraged you to be the best you can be and to believe in yourself. Remember, you ALWAYS have a choice!

Inspire greatness!!!!!!!!!!!