Virtues are good habits. They are the habitual behavior of doing as God wills us to do. Virtue is the disposition, tendency, and habit of living the Truth, and regularly following the Truth of God as a habit that we consistently followed in life. When we develop virtue, we desire to do good and are repulsed by evil, but when we develop vices, we find evil easy and desirable and find doing good hard.
Virtues can be developed and must be practiced. With grace, virtues can be perfected. Our tendency to sin gets in the way of developing virtue. Virtues do not just happen. They take work. Certainly, some virtues come easier than others. We are all different in this. We should practice all the virtues.
Virtuous actions are individual acts consistent with the habits of the virtues. For an act to be virtuous, the act and the implications of the act must be understood and must be done by choice with the motive to do good. Actions that are not done willfully cannot be virtuous since they are not an act of the will.
Our pursuit of virtue is a pursuit of perfection. Following God, consistently and with enthusiasm, is exemplified through a virtuous life. We must adopt habits consistent with the Truth until we consistently act as God desires us to act. Developing these habits is the path to peace, joy and eternal life.