Strength of Character #1: Steadfast
As The Unity Guy™, I am about the one thing that connects us all. It is not our gender, color, race, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, sexuality, education, income or any other demographic. It is our humanity; the character of being human. It is about the virtues. This is the premise of The Virtues Project™, and one to which I hold strongly. We all have access to these qualities, but it is our choice to manifest them.
Yesterday, I had occasion to study the virtue of Steadfastness. I found myself in need of understanding it better for questions centering on my professional and personal lives.
Steadfastness is being steady. It perseveres. It is dependable. When steadfast, we remain true to our purpose; whatever happens. Steadfastness grows with challenge, but do not confuse it for being stubborn. Steadfastness finds its strength in discerning a direction that has meaning for us. Consider it being purposefully stubborn, if you will.
Steadfastness is like a strong and sturdy ship with a destination in mind and heart. It is grounded in the most powerful of motivations. It can be flexible in approach but determined in destination. Water is steadfast. Try to stop it. If you do manage to block it, it will find a way around down, through, over or under. It is headed to the ocean.
When considering the power of steadfastness, determine what high, noble and important goals you have. Decide upon them with discernment and truthfulness. Know what you want and why you want it. Then apply steadfastness and see where it takes you.
For me, I intend to commence a series on character as strength, exploring the virtues as sources of noble leadership, capacity building and flourishing creativity. I will be running this series through the Spring and Summer of 2015 and I will be steadfast. Don’t believe me, just watch! 🙂
Peace, passion, and prosperity.
Barry Lewis Green, aka The Unity Guy™