A conviction is a strong belief that so governs your decisions you are willing to die for it. History is full of leaders who changed the world because of their convictions.
Let’s look at what they are, exactly. Convictions are a strong inward compass. Ethics results from your inner compass and show us our true north, going on vivid display when we are under pressure.
Someone once said that humans are like tea. Our colors show up when we get into hot water. Convictions are stronger than ideas or feelings. Take a look at the following:
An idea is a thought or concept which is usually attractive because it is novel or because it is yours.
An opinion is an idea you feel emotionally tied to, but which might change as your emotions change.
A belief is a strong inclination not only tied to emotions but based upon thoughtful reflection.
A commitment is a decision to embrace a belief or principle based on your emotions, mind, and will.
A conviction is a strong belief that so governs your decisions you are willing to die for it.
So what I’d like to ask you is, what is your true color when you get in hot water?