Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. – C. S. Lewis
In the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Steven Covey talks about having “integrity in the moment of decision” when it comes to managing our time.
What he means is that when it comes time to make choices about how we spend our time we must choose with integrity to our values and vision for our lives.
The quote about courage explains this well. Courage is making the hard decision right now to spend our time with integrity to our goals and vision.
If you wrote down or decided on some important goals for this year (or this week), I am guessing this integrity has been tested.
You have been tempted to watch TV instead of exercising.
You have been tempted to spend some money that wasn’t in the budget.
You have been tempted to check your FaceBox at dinner.
Whatever your resolution or goals, your integrity and courage will be tested.
Stick with it. You can do it. You can make the courageous choice. Because you were built for greatness. You weren’t built to give in easy and to let your life pass you by.
Make it a great day.