Next letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is D - and D is for Determined. Nobody wants to be a wishy-washy soul vacillating between every new idea or opinion that comes their way. Weak and watery people are easily influenced and find it difficult to own an opinion on almost anything.
Determined people "walk their talk" they don't say they stand for something and then run for cover as soon as that idea is challenged. They take the time to know what they believe and are willing to consider the opinion of others without necessarily changing their own.
I can have the utmost respect for someone who has a valid argument for what they believe - even if it is totally opposite to my point of view. I don't have to agree with them, I don't have to compromise my beliefs just because someone has a loud voice or a group rallying to their cause. I can listen but still determine to stay true to my own values.
Determination helps you hold fast in the storm, it means that your heart and your head are in the same place and you are willing to hold to that. It doesn't mean you are loud or belligerent - quietly determined people achieve much more than shouters do in the end. It's time to think about your priorities and your beliefs - take ownership of them and then be determined to live with the consequences. Sometimes you may even lose a friend or two, but if your heart and mind are at peace then you are in a good place and sacrifice can sometimes be a part of that journey.
See you next time for the continuation of Positive Personality Traits - E is for Eager.
This post is part of the April #atozchallenge.
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