In our third episode we explore the virtue of fortitude and how it relates to practice, persistence, and courage in overcoming fear of failure. Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. There can be no success without failure, and there can be no excellence without persistence.
Thanks to our awesome listeners who chimed in on last Episode’s challenge:
- What skills have you mastered and what obstacles did you have to overcome?
- What skill do you want to learn but for any number of reasons have made time for it?
Our challenge to you is pick a skill that you want to learn, and create a plan for developing that skill. Think about the skills you’ve learned in the past, how you learned, them, what you had to overcome as motivation that this new skill will be no different.
Be sure to let us know on social media by tagging us and using the hashtag #stayvirtuous so everyone can find the conversation and join in!
- Bob Clagett from ILikeToMakeStuff and his latest YouTube video: How to make a log bench with HIDDEN storage!
- Craig Thibodeau from CT Fine Furniture and his Automaton Table!
- Can the Can(ned) Shellac with Mike Pekovich
- Fr. Thomas and his Plywood Plane
Fr. Thomas, Benedictine Monk and woodworker, http://www.monkwerks.org
Additional Show Notes
Adam’s Ring Boxes (I don’t know what he was talking about because they look pretty awesome to me!), murphy bar, and garage build
Jonathan’s Lathe Carte and chisel handle