What is “Character”? Why is it so important?
Our character is much more than just our reputation. Reputation is only what others to see and think about us. Our character is who we really are, even when no one is watching.
How Does Character Determine Success?
Our Character Traits Determine How We Respond to the Situations and Circumstances of Life
Circumstance + Response = Result
Our overall character is made up of specific individual traits, or qualities, that are different for each individualCarlos Slouch Garrett Santana by Carlos Mustang Boot Women's . It is those character qualities, those character traits, that determine how a person will respond in any given situation. For example, someone who has the character trait of alertness is more likely to be a better, safer, driver than a person who does not see or recognize the potential dangers around him (carelessness). A person in with a strong character quality of truthfulness is much more likely to accurately report the facts in a given situation than a person who tends to be characterized by deceptiveness. A person with the character quality of tolerance will be more accepting of others – less prejudiced.
Responses Determine Results
Success or failure in any situation depends, more than anything else, on how we respond to the events and circumstances we face. Therefore, it is our character that determines our success. Of course, that doesn’t mean that “good” people will always experience more “success” than “bad” people. There are, however, some character traits that tend to lead to “success” and others that tend to produce “failure.” The question is, “What are the “good” character qualities, and how can we strengthen them, and what are “bad” qualities and how can we get rid of them?