Students at Live Strong House learn and practice living core values. Understanding and applying each core value marks a milestone on their journey toward a fulfilling future.
These five value milestones are HUMILITY, COURAGE, RESILIENCE, and PATIENCE. When a young man has mastered these, he is ready to live the final value of LIVING STRONG.
Humility is the key principle of recovery and freedom. Without humility, we are not teachable and can be trapped by our habits and weaknesses. Students learn that being humble is accepting the things we need to change in order to progress in this life. As we practice humility, we learn to live with accountability and honesty, which in turn bring peace of mind and confidence.
Essential in recovery, courage is our ability to face discouragements, fears, and doubts. Learning to have the courage and then act when faced with fear creates great strength in our students. People who live courageously have purpose in their lives and are willing to sacrifice what they want now for what they want most.
Resilience is the ability to recover, bounce back, and move forward after enduring discouragement, hardship, pain, fear, and failure. Everyone faces challenges, but students who learn resilience are able to adapt and grow from these disruptive experiences. Resilient people live in soberness and look beyond themselves by participating in service to others.
The greatest blessings our students will receive will come with patience. Students practice patience as they work and live with responsibility. Changing our minds and habits is hard work. Results do not always happen immediately, but when paired with faith and hope, patient action leads to accomplishment and reward.
To live strong is to live in obedience to our core values. When students strive to live and honor these four milestones, they will find the happiness they are longing for. Humility, Courage, Resilience, and Patience all lead to Living Strong.