Courage of your convictions

Collins:

If you have the courage of your convictions, you have the confidence to do what you believe is right, even though other people may not agree or approve.

Oxford Lexico:

Act on one’s beliefs despite danger or disapproval.

Wiktionary:

Steadfast adherence to one’s beliefs or principles, especially in the face of criticism or other opposition.

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  • Naive Optimism

    However, once embarked upon the ‘wide and wondrous path’, you are not on your own: the perfection of the infinitude of this physical universe is with you all the way … but if you waver, you are indeed on your own. It is a matter of having the courage of your convictions and letting nothing stand in your way; determination and perseverance are the essential prerequisites to ensure success … coupled with application and diligence. Having the ‘courage of your convictions’ has nothing to do with believing, trusting, hoping or having faith that it be possible. I, for one, never believed, trusted, hoped or had faith that it was possible, for such an action of believing, trusting, hoping and having faith perpetuates the believer, the truster, the hoper and the faithful. On the contrary, I could no longer believe that it was not possible – which is a different action entirely to believing, trusting, hoping and having faith that it is possible – thus dispensing with the believer, the truster, the hoper and the faithful. Do you see this?

  • Diligence and perseverance