To be people of excellence it is necessary to cultivate a quality that is common to all great things. This quality helps to Polish the character and stay the course. It keeps us humble and at the same time worthy. And it is essential to know that we are living our ideals. That quality is the virtue. And what is virtue? Because I’m going to turn to the dictionary of the Royal Academy of the Spanish language to define this word, and although there are several meanings only comment three of them. Virtue: from the Latin virtus.

1 Activity or force things to produce or cause their effects. That is, no laziness, no accommodation, but activity; do something to produce results, to yield results. A virtuous person does not sit to wait for things to happen, rather than rises and works with both hands, with clear objectives about what you want to be and do. Knows that the price that must be paid is adversity, because the only way to live without problems is to do anything, to be motionless, but that isn’t part of a man or a woman of excellence, since the virtue encourages both to take action. 2 Power or authority to act. That it does not surrender to circumstances, which do not feel maniatados by the real or perceived constraints that surround them, because they know they have the power to decide what will make your life. Perhaps your choice is reduced, it is true, thanks to the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual oppression but still use the space that have the power of dreaming about different things, and then live (Act) accordingly.

These men and these women truly are the architects of their own destiny, and know it. 3. Integrity of mind and goodness of life. They are complete in its value, effort, energy, intention and desire. Do not commit themselves with mediocrity, because that stain their character, and therefore sometimes seem strange, because seek ideals ever higher, not by mere vainglory, but because his spirit asks them, they may not remain idle. And his goodness is more than mere good isolated action, rather than a single word of kindness; his goodness It is in its delivery to the task that has been drawn, a work with which end up benefiting humanity learns, either with his music, with its letters turned into poems or prodigious passages from novels, with their knowledge and Council, with its tireless work to advance medicine or endless daily work that is done with integrity, among many other things. Conclusion. The men and women of excellence are necessarily filled with virtue. This does not mean not committed errors or that everything you do or say can be better, but no matter if they are sometimes wrong, become to lift and they continue to work to not let grow, because they know that stopping grow is to die. By that living, why dream, why they work, because they don’t know another way of being human, and I wish that we could see as these men and exceptional women, because then we would see everything what we can become and do. Original author and source of the article.