(vs. Vice)

The moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right.

To practice Virtue I will:

The key word in the definition of Virtue is consistently. It is all about the habits that we cultivate. If someone says the word habit, our minds jump to bad habits: smoking, cursing, biting finger nails, being tardy, etc. Virtue requires that we work on our good habits. Habits are those things that we do repeatedly without the need to think about it. Creating habits that lead to moral excellence will keep us doing the right thing consistently. These type of habits just do not happen. There is usually a parent or mentor that helps us to form the habit which we then take on. It could be a coach or a seminar that encourages a practice that becomes a habit. It can also come from setting a self-improvement goal and then choosing to build habits to support that goal.

This month, practice virtue by building good habits.

"The habit of virtue is a fire-drill in a school which leads confused children through smoke to safety. " - Austin O'Malley

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Ryun


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Virtue

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

Virtue page