Table of contents:
- Hardness of character
- Hardness of character. How to start playing sports?
- Hardness of character. How to quit smoking?
2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
Why do some people have success, while others are content with only little? Why do some look sporty and beautiful, while others cannot be looked at without pity? Why do some reach the goal, while others never reach it?
“You have an inner hardness, some kind of force that can crush metal. Whatever success costs you, you achieve it. "Stephen King
In Christianity, hardness is considered one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, and despondency is considered its opposite. It is the firmness of character that allows us to achieve everything we want. A weakness of character ruins all our plans.
Hardness of character
“If a rat is placed in an aquarium filled with water, it will stay afloat for no more than 30 minutes. But if you take it out of the water in the last seconds of the 30th minute, give it a rest, feed it and after some time throw it back into the water, then it will be able to stay afloat for a day or more. In the hope that she will be rescued at the last minute …"
So it is with a person. We do not believe on our own. We give up ahead of time. We succumb to the "weakling" within us. How to cultivate firmness of character? Let's take two examples to demonstrate the strength of character.
Hardness of character. How to start playing sports?
• You decided to go in for sports and went for a run. But I ran quite a bit and was tired. You decide it's enough for the first time. It was self-pity that awoke. You must show strength of character and run on …
• After 5 minutes, the body will begin to demand rest, and the inner voice of the "weakling" will beg to stop. You must show strength of character and run on …
• The body will whine, and the inner voice of the "weakling" will whine that it is time to stop and not risk health. You must show strength of character and run on …
• You are covered in sweat, your muscles do not listen well, and the "weakling" inside you screams for mercy. You must show strength of character and run on …
Don't stop, don't feel sorry for yourself, don't be weak. Did you not care about your health and muscle pain? It opened a second wind. Run until you complete your original plan. Only then do you have the right to stop, but not before.
As the main character, Vincent Freeman, said in the science fiction film “Gattaca”: “Do you want to understand how I do it? It’s very simple - I don’t save my strength on the way back”. Stop feeling sorry for yourself, save your strength and give indulgences.
Hardness of character. How to quit smoking?
The second example is very revealing. Many people want to quit smoking. It just seems hard. It's easy if you're not a weakling.
My grandfather's brother, Uncle Pasha, went through the entire Second World War. He fought with the Germans in the Crimea, was captured and fled from it. Then Uncle Pasha fought in the officer's penal battalion, was wounded, fully rehabilitated and awarded with medals. He was a very respected person in our small town.
During one meal, he promised to quit smoking, crumpled the packet and threw it away. He had never smoked big ones in his life. He said that he even dreamed of cigarettes. But he didn't give in. Uncle Pasha had a character.
Do you have character? Or are you a rag? In any business, ruthlessness to oneself and firmness of character are important. Stop giving up, giving up and retreating half way.
We are all from a family that has emerged victorious for centuries. Do not disgrace your kind. Be firm until you win …
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