Monday, June 06, 2016

Watching Your Virtues


Assuming that your virtues have universal acceptance. Promoting peace by dodging confrontation. Believing that candor is always welcome. Doubling or tripling efforts that have not worked. Considering the "what" when you should consider the "how." Considering the "how" when you should consider the "why." Focusing on results and skipping over the efforts. Analyzing and over-analyzing. Acting boldly but rashly. Holding yourself to a standard of angelic perfection and reproaching yourself when you fall short. Letting self-confidence slip into hubris. Searching for a culprit in the name of accountability. Swamping others with information. Assuming that self-discipline is all that is needed for success. Believing that virtue is far more than its own reward.

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