Virtue of the Week: Confidence

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Virtue of the Week focuses on building peaceful and caring communities through understanding and fostering the practice of virtues. The Source supports the Virtues Project and will publish one virtue developed by the project each week.

Confidence is having faith in ourselves and in life.

We feel capable and competent. We trust that we have the strength to cope with whatever happens. Confidence helps us to be free of worry.

When we are confident in others, we believe in them and rely on them.

We build self-confidence as we learn from our mistakes and improve for the better. Confidence brings the strength to try new things, to gain mastery through practice. With confidence, we cast off self-limiting beliefs and doubts.

We offer our gifts as a worthy contribution. When opportunity comes, we step up to it. We just say “yes”.

“Do not, therefore, throw away your confidence, for it carries a great reward.”
Hebrews, 10:35

Practicing Confidence
I have the strength to face what life brings me.
I act with self-assurance.
I treat others as trustworthy.
I bless my mistakes and learn from them.
I patiently practice until I master something.
I fully express my talents and ideas
I maintain a positive attitude.

I am thankful for the gift of confidence. It helps me to contribute fully and freely.

Questions for Discussion
– What are some limiting beliefs that may impact our social justice efforts?
– As a community, what do we need in order to fully express our talents and ideas?
– How do we maintain a positive attitude when unpacking the impact of social injustices?
– As a community, what do we need in order to feel capable and confident in our social justice work.

The Virtues Project is provided by the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands in partnership with Virtues Matter.

Virtues Matter was started by a wife-husband team of social entrepreneurs seeking to positively uplift as many lives as possible. We aim to inspire and empower, to build capacity, strengthen relationships, and help everyone lead lives of passion and purpose.

Virtues Matter believes in a world where people are committed to kindness and respect, strive to be their best, and live with hope, courage, and in unity. We built the Virtues Cards mobile app, an interactive personal and team development tool, to help people identify and develop key virtues skills. We also offer dynamic workshops, online training, and customized programs to help people cultivate these positive qualities of character. To learn more, visit