In today’s world where media people make money spreading famous people’s blunders, image seems to be all that matters most. But someone’s moral or political failure may actually be traced to a character flaw. Because someone failed to maintain his integrity, that messed it all up.
In a society that puts a high premium on good looks, power dressing and materialism, keeping a consistently flawless integrity hardly has a place.
Mostly everyone cares more about maintaining a fine reputation than minding about that thing which keeps a great person in the peak of success – character.
Talent, skills, and connection may take one to the top but only exceptional character can keep him there.
Character is power. It is developed when practiced daily, and starts with small things. Character takes care of reputation. It glues our education and experiences together, and exposes them in every situation we get involved in… wherever we maybe.
Multi-generation global companies nearly always have integrity as one of their core values. That’s also one thing truly successful people and great leaders have. Integrity is a character trait worth developing, and sustaining over time.
Factors affecting character are the following:
- Role models
- Personal Core Values
We cannot choose who becomes a part of our family but we can certainly choose what or who becomes a part of our lives. Will you invest in what truly matters?
True character shows and gets tested in making decisions…when no one is looking.