Five Virtues for Life and Leadership

Understand the 5 virtues – Perseverance, Magnanimity, Temperance, Humility and Courage – and how you can apply them to your personal and professional life. Learn and apply these virtues to your everyday life and change your own story to achieve personal and professional success.

Magnanimity

Magnanimity is striving for greatness, even in the face of difficulty. It is a belief in yourself and the uncompromising commitment to strive to be the best you can be. Think about the following questions to help you achieve magnanimity (excellence, greatness, generosity):

  • What are the biggest challenges you face in achieving the virtue of magnanimity?
  • Why are you facing these challenges?
  • What are your biggest opportunities to grow in magnanimity?
  • What will you do today to nurture the virtue of magnanimity?

Humility

Someone who chooses to place others first, who accepts her or his failings, and who knows when to ask for help shows humility. Think about the following questions to help you achieve more humility (serving, listening, modesty):

  • What are the biggest challenges you are facing to achieve the virtue of humility?
  • Why are you facing those challenges?
  • What are your biggest opportunities to grow in humility?
  • What will you do today to nurture the virtue of humility?

Courage

Courage is overcoming fear with confidence rooted in self-belief and preparedness. Think about the following questions to help you achieve better courage (valor, bravery, resolve):

  • What are your biggest fears that prevent you from acting with courage?
  • Why are you facing those fears?
  • What is your biggest opportunity to act with courage?
  • What will you do today to eliminate any fears you have that prevent you from acting courageously?

Perseverance

Perseverance is about overcoming resistance and confronting challenges, adversity, and loss. Think about the following questions to help you achieve better perseverance (tenacity, determination, resilience):

  • What are some failures that have prevented you from moving forward with a goal?
  • Why did you allow those failures to hold you back?
  • What is your biggest opportunity to demonstrate perseverance?
  • What will you do today to get opportunities to demonstrate perseverance?

Temperance

Temperance is about self-control; it is about not impulsively reacting to things in a way that could jeopardize a relationship or a career. Think about the following questions to help you achieve better temperance (self-control, moderation, will power):

  • What is your temperament and how can this influence your approach to challenges?
  • Why is it important to be aware of your natural impulses before reacting to challenging situations?
  • What is your biggest opportunity to demonstrate better temperance?
  • What will you do today to work on your awareness and temperance?