Character

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“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom”
– Jim Rohn

What do we base our decisions on? How do we arrive at conclusions? We live in a world purely focused on the physical side of things but we neglect the necessary.

In this world we prefer to look good then to be good. We prefer to be fit over being healthy. We prefer looking valuable instead of being valuable. We waste time seeking momentary praise and pleasure over life long value.

Ask yourself would you prefer to be comfortable over excellent? Although many of us dream of excellence we don’t have the character to be our best. The quick meal, the quick lie, the fast dollar the easy target robs us and blinds us to the process that is absolutely necessary for anything of value.

There is a price for everything in life. When we eat a cheap quick and easy meal, we may feel we have saved a dollar for the moment but your doctor bill will rise, the medicine you pay for will eat at your wallet slowly but surely and the long term effects to your health you will one day pay for with your life.

But Character is a self saviour. My life bloomed when I developed character. Character is doing the right thing when its unpopular. Character is being truthful when the lie is very easy and helpful to your cause. Character is paying a little more because it will benefit you in the long term although you may not see it in the short term.

Good character causes seperation, as the Bible says “bad company corrupts good character”. Good Character is correcting your mistakes and living life off high moral principles.

It is true that individuals with bad character succeed for a time. But what appears as success is in truth their own undoing. Why? Because there is no right way to do the wrong thing. A happy life is a process filled with obstacles of many different kinds.

Character will not stop problems from coming your way, but it will give you the God centered focus you need to overcome them. All we need to do to prove this point is to put the clean glass (lifestyle) against the dirty glass (lifestyle) and allow you to choose.

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
— Unknown

Character is power.
— Booker T. Washington

May your life preach more louder than your lips

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage. -Confucius

Menelek Shah @ Refinedimage1688@gmail.com

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