Do you seek more happiness in your life? Joy? Fulfillment? Success? Satisfaction?
If you seek these things, then living a more virtuous life could be just the answer for you.
But what exactly are virtues and which ones are most important? And how do virtues help us to live a better life?
The dictionary defines virtue as “a quality considered morally good or desirable in a person.”
A better definition is: “A virtue is a trait of character that enables a person to flourish.”
Virtues keep us balanced. They prevent the excesses and deficiencies that can lead to regret or guilt. Research has shown that guilt is one of the most devastating emotions a person can have. Guilt has destroyed many lives. And the fewer regrets we have, the better. We all intrinsically know that.
By being balanced, we are able to better enjoy every aspect of life and to be better friends, spouses, parents, employees, and bosses.
Virtues help us to get along better with people and to build better relationships. They help us to avoid many of the pitfalls of life. They keep us from sabotaging our own success.
Virtues help us to keep our lives moving forward and upward.
Virtues definitely aren’t something that most of us often think about but they can be life changing.
Let’s learn more.