Golden Eagles News · Sports Leader: Virtue of the Week – DECISIVE


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INTRODUCTION

Our virtue this week is to be DECISIVENESS – The strength to firmly make decisions without wavering. Many times we make goals for ourselves but then we do not follow through on them, we waver, we give in to excuses. Let’s be more firm with ourselves, using our willpower to conquer the negative feelings of laziness and selfishness that weigh us down and keep us from being the best versions of ourselves.

PRAYER

Lord, we praise you and we thank you for the talents you have given us. Help us to be virtuous and strong. Help us to love You and others more than ourselves. May we be DECISIVE today by always having the strength to firmly make decisions without wavering.
Does anyone have any prayer intentions? Who wants to lead us in a prayer?

STORY

HOLD MY HAND

The strength to firmly make decisions without wavering.

Once a little girl and her father were crossing a bridge.

The father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.”

The little girl said, “No, Dad. YOU hold my hand.”

“What’s the difference?” asked the puzzled father.

“There’s a big difference,” replied the little girl.

“If I hold your hand and something happens to me, chances are that I may let your hand go.

But if you hold my hand, I know for sure that no matter what happens, you will never let my hand go.”

QUESTIONS

How was the little girl in the story decisive?

Did we decide on certain goals at the beginning of the year and then we forgot about them?

RESOLUTION

Let’s practice the virtue of being DECISIVE right now by using our will to give 100% effort the whole time.

Thank a player out loud for being DECISIVE when they are giving 100% effort.

MENTORING

Tell me about a time that you set a goal for yourself and you truly followed through on it.

Share when you accomplished a goal.

PRAYER

Lord Jesus, You were DECISIVE in your life especially when You carried the Cross for love of us. You got back up each time after you fell three times. Help me to imitate Your example and always get back up after I make a mistake. Help us all to be more DECISIVE this week by recognizing when our feelings of laziness and selfishness are kicking in and then use our willpower to overcome them,

WAY TO LIVE THE VIRTUE THIS WEEK

Recognize when our feelings of laziness and selfishness are kicking in and then use our willpower to overcome them,

QUOTES

MONDAY

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” – Theodore Roosevelt

TUESDAY

“Courage, self-reliance and decisiveness are the main traits that define a man.” – Ogwo David Emenike

WEDNESDAY

“One thing I’ve found… the road rarely rises up to meet you until you’ve begun walking.”
― Michele Jennae

THURSDAY

“Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.” – Carl von Clausewitz

FRIDAY

“Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.” – Theodore Roosevelt

SATURDAY

“The world is starving for original and decisive leadership.” – Bryant H. McGill

SUNDAY

“In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death. – Bao Dai

BIBLE QUOTE

James 1: 5-8

But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and he will be given it. But he should ask in faith, not doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed about by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, since he is a man of two minds, unstable in all his ways.

SAINT

St. John Calabria

A Priest and founder of two congregations, he welcomed gratuitously in his Institutes boys in need, both materially and morally. He founded hospitals and Institutes to help the sick and the old people. He welcomed in his houses for formation both youth and adults poor, to help them realize their priestly or religious vocation. He helped them gratuitously until they reached the theological year of their studies or made their definite choice to embrace religious life.