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Self-Discipline: Persistence

Self-Discipline: Persistence Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The...

Self-Discipline: Industry

Self-Discipline: Industry Industry is working hard. In contrast to hard work, being industrious doesn’t necessarily mean doing work that’s challenging or difficult. It simply means putting in the time. You can be industrious doing easy work or hard work. Imagine you have a baby. You’ll spend a lot of time...

Self-Discipline: Hard Work

Self-Discipline: Hard Work The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey Hard work — yet another dirty word. Hard Work Defined My definition of hard work is that which challenges you....

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Self-Discipline: Willpower

Self-Discipline: Willpower The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi Willpower — such a dirty word these days. How many commercials have you seen that attempt to position their products...

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Self-Discipline: Acceptance

Self-Discipline: Acceptance The first of the five pillars of self-discipline is acceptance. Acceptance means that you perceive reality accurately and consciously acknowledge what you perceive. This may sound simple and obvious, but in practice it’s extremely difficult. If you experience chronic difficulties in a particular area of your life, there’s...

Self-Discipline And Willpower

Self-Discipline

Self-Discipline This week I’ll be blogging a series on self-discipline. New posts on this topic will appear every day Mon-Fri. I’ve also added a new self-discipline category. In this series I’ll be focusing on what I call the five pillars of self-discipline. The Five Pillars of Self-Discipline The five pillars of...

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On Patience

On Patience Erasmus infers from the style and language of this piece, that it is not St. Augustine’s, putting it in the same category with the treatises On Continence, On substance of Charity, On Faith of things invisible. The Benedictine editors acknowledge that it has peculiarities of style which are calculated...

Of Patience

Of Patience Chapter 1. Of Patience Generally; And Tertullian’s Own Unworthiness to Treat of It I fully confess unto the Lord God that it has been rash enough, if not even impudent, in me to have dared compose a treatise on Patience, for practising which I am all unfit, being a man of no...

Kshanti

Kshanti Kshanti or khanti is patience, forbearance and forgiveness.[1] It is one of the pāramitās in both Theravāda and Mahāyāna Buddhism. Canonical sources Examples in the Pāli canon identify using forbearance in response to others’ anger, cuckolding, torture and even fatal assaults. Dhammapada verses Khanti is the first word of the Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha (Pāli for “Patimokkha Exhortation Verse”), also found in the Dhammapada, verse 184: Patient endurance: the foremost austerity....

What Is Sabr?

Sabr (Patience) Sabr (صَبْرٌ‎, ṣabr) (literally ‘endurance’ or more accurately ‘perseverance’ and ‘persistence’[1]) is one of the two parts of faith (the other being shukr).[2] It teaches to remain spiritually steadfast and to keep doing good actions in the personal and collective domain, specifically when facing opposition or encountering problems, setbacks, or unexpected and unwanted...

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Empathy

What Is Empathy? Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another’s position.[1] Definitions of empathy encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy.[2] Etymology The English...

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Importance Of Patience On Misfortunes

Importance Of Patience On Misfortunes Just as gratitude increases Divine bounty, so too complaint increases misfortune, and removes all occasion for compassion. During World War One, a blessed person in Erzurum was afflicted with an awesome disease. I went to visit him and he said to me complaining bitterly: “I...

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Is Tolerance A Virtue?

Is Tolerance A Virtue? Tolerance, of itself, is not a virtue. The great Catholic philosopher Jacques Maritain has stated that “the man who says: ‘What is truth?’ as Pilate did, is not a tolerant man, but a betrayer of the human race.” There is genuine tolerance, he goes on to...

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance

Muhammad’s Mildness and Forbearance Mildness is another dimension of his character. He was a bright mirror in which God reflected His Mercy. Mildness is a reflection of compassion. God made His Messenger mild and gentle, thereby allowing him to gain many converts to Islam and overcome numerous obstacles. After the...

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy 

Muhammad: The Prophet of Universal Mercy  The beginning of existence was an act of mercy and compassion without which the universe would be in chaos. Everything came into existence through compassion, and by compassion it continues to exist in harmony. Muslim sages say that the universe is the All-Compassionate One’s...

Prayers for Patience

Prayers for Patience Patience (or forbearance) is the ability to endure difficult circumstances such as perseverance in the face of delay; tolerance of provocation without responding in annoyance/anger; or forbearance when under strain, especially when faced with longer-term difficulties. Patience is the level of endurance one can have before negativity. It is...

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Toleration

What Is Toleration? Toleration is the acceptance of an action, object, or person which one dislikes or disagrees with. Random House Dictionary defines tolerance as “a fair, objective, and permissive attitude toward those whose opinions, beliefs, practices, racial or ethnic origins, etc., differ from one’s own”.[1] Toleration may signify “no more than forbearance and...

Prophet Muhammad’s Compassion

Prophet Muhammad’s Compassion The adage nowadays is that we all need love. So many people are talking about this. Islam teaches us that God’s act of creating humanity was an act of mercy and compassion. Compassion represents the love between parents and children as well as that between children and...

Sports and the Process of Dialogue

Sports and the Process of Dialogue It is a fact that the concepts of democracy, peace, dialogue, and tolerance have spread and are now being taken seriously with the expansion of communication networks throughout the world. In order for these concepts to become more widespread and for everyone to benefit...

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The Art of Living: Patience and Perseverance

The Art of Living: Patience and Perseverance When experiencing sorrow, we might be tempted to close in on ourselves. We might allow negative emotions to gnaw at us. We might fail to be attentive to others’ needs because we are so preoccupied with our troubles. We might also become sluggish...

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