Why you might ask does character count? Your character develops by your response to your experiences. How you react to a situation is the test of your character in action. Character counts for a multitude of reasons:
- Good character is crucial for personal interaction
- Required for daily commerce
- Makes you a nicer person
- Improves your neighborhood and city
- Everyone’s personal character improvement helps the world be better
How do I get better?
You must do something. Take action. Doing nothing will not help you improve anything except perhaps your patience. Most of our life is determined by decisions to act or not act. If you believe the words of some great scholars, you might try these approaches to self-improvement:
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” ― Ernest Hemingway
“No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.” — John Morley
“Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece—by thought, choice, courage and determination.” — John Luther
Simply put, it takes work. You must make the decision to apply yourself. It is not easy. Because you have to change. Change is difficult for most people. But consider the alternative.
What if none of us change or improve?
Then none of us get better. Our character, societies character, begins to stagnate and then slide downhill. Look around you at all the things that are not being used and see what happens to them. Just like a car, a house or a factory, you need maintenance and activity to keep your character strong.
The good is news is that you get to choose. You can choose the easy road and rust out or fall apart. Or you can select the harder road. Stand up, make a positive difference and live. Remember, character counts.
Need some more motivation? Check out Michael Hyatt’s personal development quotes.
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