This week we have been talking about “What is a Renaissance Man?” (click to view previous posts) Today we move on to the Fifth and Final Pillar, having an Unwavering Resolve.
When people think of the Renaissance Men of history, the Leonardo da Vincis and Teddy Roosevelts of the world, they not only think of intelligence and progress, but about how these men carried themselves. They were sure and unwavering in their convictions.
There are countless stories like that of Galileo, sure of his discoveries of a heliocentric (sun-centered) universe and unable to stop until the world knew. Or take Benjamin Franklin and giving up his prestige with Britain to fight for his new country’s freedom. There are countless stories of Renaissance Men standing up for what they believe in.
To become a Renaissance Man, you can’t let anything stand in your way. This doesn’t mean you become a jerk, but it means that prioritize differently. You know what you want (to be different from the status quo of society) and you are willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, says that we only have a limited number hours in a day and we too often waste time on things that are urgent, but ultimately unimportant.
Check out this quick 1-minute video from Covey:
How are you prioritizing your time?
Does it reflect your Unwavering Resolve to accomplish your goal?