1. Belief – Socrates said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” In this stage you will clearly define your strengths, gifts, and talents. From these three components you develop your Purpose Statement.
2. Virtue – Yes, an old term, but a relevant one. Virtue defines your moral compass. What values you actually practice.
3. Knowledge – Thirty percent of this component is book knowledge or information we gain from someone. The other 70% is experiential knowledge or knowledge gained from the experiences of life.
4. Self-Control – This follows knowledge suggesting that when you learn something it must be put into practice. You must have the self-control to take positive action on your purpose, values, and knowledge.
5. Patience – The implication here is not to relax and twiddle your thumbs. It’s the behavior of maintaining or being consistent with the four previous stages of development.
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