The word for this week is CONVICTION.
Definition of con·vic·tion:
1. the state or appearance of being convinced 2. a fixed or firmly held belief, opinion, etc. 3. the act of convincing
A pretty strong, pretty powerful word. For me, it evokes a feeling of strength and focus. I would definitely say that I am person of conviction for my firmly held beliefs and very strong opinions. When expressing my own convictions, I often refer to the saying, “you’ve got to stand for something or you’ll fall for anything”. None of this wishy-washy stuff with me; have your feet on solid ground and know what you’re talking about.
In business having conviction is absolutely necessary to being successful – without a doubt. If you’re not convicted in your mission, purpose, product whatever, don’t expect anyone else to be either. You need to be like a heat seeking missile with your convictions and go with it. I am convicted that one needs to have deeply rooted convictions to stay in the game of being an entrepreneur. Do you have conviction to withstand the fundamental issues of entrepreneurship?!
Keep in Mind.
Two things to keep in mind regarding being a person of conviction:
1. Surround yourself with right minded people or groups who help support and achieve your conviction.
2. Develop a thick skin because having conviction is intimidating and scary to some people. Not everyone digs someone with conviction, as you’ve perhaps experienced in life at some point.
We’d love to know what you think about conviction as our word of the weekand welcome and encourage any thoughts or pearls of wisdom you may have regarding conviction. What does it means to you personally or in business.
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Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Winston Churchill