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Journey to Growth - Character
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"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing.”--- Abraham Lincoln
Since character reflects who you are, it will be very helpful to define a few core values that can serve as guides in your life. Your core values should serve these purposes:
Drive who you are
Most of us have a set of core values. Sometimes we might not declare them, but how often do our references or actions reflect what we value. For example: you indicate that you value growth, but are unwilling to invest in growth, rather, you invest primarily in material things. Then what you say and do are not in harmony.
Influence Mindsets and Behaviors
The benefit to have declared values can be part of your life. You can relate your core values to the way you think and act in the context of everyday situations. Over time, applying your declared values will shape your mindsets and behaviors.
Core values enhance your responsibility by helping to guide decision-making. If you already have a set of declared values, next time you make major decisions look at your core values, ask yourself what difference they make in your life. If your answer is “not much,” it may be time for a refresh. Or it may be time to simply apply them.
Reflect on your perspectives:
Be willing to serve others
Character is not given by birth. We have to build it piece by piece through choice, courage and determination.
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