a firmly held belief or opinion;
synonyms: belief, opinion, view, thought, persuasion, idea, position, stance, creed;
Conviction is built.
I would define conviction as taking ownership of a cause/idea/belief. It is persuasion. Been fully persuaded.
Conviction is a ring leader. Wherever it goes, there you find faith, persistence, courage and every other derivative of deep persuasion. Many who changed the world were men of conviction.
Conviction is blind. It has no opinion about the cause for which it pushes. Hence noble folks must seek conviction. We must know understanding drives persuasion.
Why is conviction more needed in our world today? An idea, cause or belief once held dear can be discarded. Contrary winds dissuade many and as such easily.
Often, conviction needs a strong unintelligent bias to grow. Some of us experienced this growing up, we called it parental love. Someone just believed in us much more than we believed in ourselves.
To these people, we know we owe a lot. The best way we can repay is to find good people and good causes to believe in. And decide not to give in no matter what.
Yes, no matter what.
Isn't that what persuasion is after all?