The Characteristics of Character

July 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Group One 053  Develop the strength to resist the temptation to do the wrong thing.  That lure will beckon to you from every corner, but recognize that the short-term gratification of selfish impulses can lead to an unhappy and un-repairable future.  (29)

Listen more than you talk, but do develop your own thoughtful opinions and let others know how you feel about things so they don’t just assume that you absolutely agree with them.  (32)

Search for the truth in every aspect of your life; be a person of integrity:  Be your word; be truthful in all things; complete commitments.  (41)

Don’t run or hide from the problems that come your way.  Face them head-on.  It’s doesn’t matter if you respond in the “best” way; it’s all about what you learn from that experience and how you act on that knowledge going forward.  Don’t be afraid to take risks in dealing with what faces you, while standing firm for what you truly believe in.  Bottom line:  do the right thing and lead yourself, don’t let society lead you; have faith in God; and love your neighbor.  (8)

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