Episode 3: Practice and Fortitude

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Arbor Vitae
Episode 3: Practice and Fortitude


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:

Weekly Challenge

  1. What skills have you mastered and what obstacles did you have to overcome?
  2. 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!

Additional Resources

Featured Craftsman

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

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Jonathan’s Lathe Carte and chisel handle

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