January 9

Your Virtue, The Greatest of Treasures | WT #34


Your virtue, which is how you are characterized (prudent, courageous, having self-control) is worth more than anything in the world. It is the greatest of treasures. It is WHO you are. It impacts HOW you do WHAT YOU DO.

It impacts those around you. It is cumulative. It is the truest of artifacts you leave behind long after you are gone (far beyond your worldly possessions), and your temporal accomplishments (title, money, power, possessions) have faded.

Your virtue lives on in others who knew you and hopefully is passed on. It is the heart of your legacy.

Something to ponder for the week.

About the author 

Darren Smith

Darren Smith is Co-Founder of the Authentic Leadership Institute. He is a native Texan and a graduate of Dallas Jesuit and Texas A&M University. Over the past 25 years, Darren has visited 35 countries and led 100 strategy programs. He and his wife have five children.


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