Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Delayed Gratification

Success is based upon delayed gratification: postponing the desires and pleasures of the moment for a greater tomorrow.  The ability to delay personal satisfaction and contentment is founded upon our capacity to commit, plan, obey, and work.  These skills directly correspond to the virtues of courage, cleanliness, obedience, and industry.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Success and Peace

For most people, there are two objectives in life:  one is the attainment of success, and the other is peace of mind.  We can all learn the skills needed to achieve success in life, but success does not guarantee peace of mind.  The CHILD OF VIRTUE program teaches that there is a pivotal moment of personal honesty that ultimately leads to peace.  If integrity is not maintained at critical crossroads in our quest for success, we fall prey to the vices of greed, wrath and envy, all of which are fed by fear.