Character determines our response in spite of circumstances.
Let’s ponder on that for a few moments. Does that mean there is a correct way to respond in each circumstance if one possesses the perfect character? That is almost as promising as the lottery payout. Perhaps, the same odds! We’re not sure there is a perfect response for any circumstance. What we know is yielding the right response matters. It can change an outcome, generate peace, divert violence or bring it on with all its ugliness. There are six pillars of good character. Here they are…
It seems the path to attaining good character is through building our behavioral traits which are adaptive, learned, taught and therefore, attainable! Below is a list of several exemplary qualities. Which can you cross off your list and which do you need? Whichever you need you can shop here for it. For free! And you thought you would never win the lottery. Simply add them to your list and make them a part of you every day.
Sense of humor
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he know something. – Wilson Minzer
A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain. – Samuel Johnson
The significant problems we face today cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them. – Albert Einstein
The friend (in) my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. – Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln said, “Reputation is the shadow. Character is the tree.”
It’s simple. We should all be our best, ever-evolving, ever-improving selves and everything else will fall into place. Liken to building a sturdy house, we build up brick by brick.