What is it that makes up your individual character? It ‘s the combination of your values, your thoughts, how you speak to others, as well as your actions, and ethical traits ~ your integrity. Your character is even more important than your reputation, because again, your character is who you are, whereas your reputation is what others think you are. So with this in mind, what does your character say about you? Are you the person you would like to be?
Take time to explore; go deep within and ask questions of yourself. Am I kind and empathetic? Do I have humility? These are questions that only you can answer.
Each experience you encounter, each choice you make in life, helps you to develop your character. How your respond to situations and circumstances, defines your character. It’s not about your financial status; it’s about your core values, your integrity, as well as your behavior. How you treat others, says a lot about who you are. How you make others feel when they are in your presence, also says a lot about who you are.
How would you like to be defined or remembered? What do you want others to take away after you’ve had a brief conversation? Again, only you can answer these questions, and they are all important.
Keep in mind, that to have good character; is to have strong moral values and beliefs. It’s one who shows compassion and maintains integrity, when no one is watching ~ and when everyone is watching. Your character ~ your integrity ~ belongs to you. No one can ever take it away.
~ Jill Lee, Ph.D., CHLC ~
“Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”
~ Frank Outlaw ~