Character is a term that describes the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. A person is said to have a good character when worthy traits like integrity, courage, discipline and compassion are found in them. However, there are positive and negative characters. After further research, we found that ethical principles guide individuals who possess good or positive character even when it’s physically dangerous and looks detrimental to their career, social reputation and economic well-being.
Please note that good character is not hereditary traits, but it is formed and revealed by how one deals with everyday situations and extraordinary pressures and temptations.
One of the great men that ever lived, Abraham Lincoln recognized the difference between character and reputation. On Character, he said, “It is like a tree while a reputation is its shadow”. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Your character will either mar or make you.
Allow your life to be that full of integrity in act and interaction. The major reason is because of the corruption and impunity both morally, financially and otherwise, in our society, today is because the majority lacks the required character needed for godly living.
That you are a first-class student in your school or outspoken, beautiful and intelligent does not denote the fact people will regard you as a personality worthy of emulation because education only takes you to the top, but a godly character will keep you there.
Permit me to make an allusion to the Holy book which says, “But above all things, my brethren swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, and neither by any other oath. But let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. God forbid that I should justify you: till I die, I will not remove mine integrity from me.” James 5:12; Job 27:5
Those who have made great impacts on the world over time built a positive character. No matter your profession, be it a Teacher, Lawyer, Mechanic, Fashion designer, Accountant or any other profession to succeed one must know of his/her character.[/button]
To possess this godly character, you must work on your mind, because of that is where the battle begins.
The late Dr. Myles Munroe says Your attitude may be personal, but it is never private
If your character is positive, posterity will enjoy it, and if it is negative the same thing would happen.
Above all, be a person of good character, that is worthy of emulation and power and reputation will become inevitable in your life. Many have gotten to the pinnacle of their career but failed woefully due to their inability to display a good character.
Input is always the determinant of output in everything we do on earth.
The company you find yourself will either influence you positively or negatively, therefore to develop a good character, you must surround yourself with people of admirable character and those who delight in doing that which is right and doing it in the right way at the right time, with the right motive.
Bad advisers are many good advisers are few. To succeed in your chosen career, marriage and business, having a positive character is important. Please note, that handsomeness or beauty without godly character is a display of public shame.
As I drop my creative pen, the character defines a man, never take your character with levity.
“Your beauty is not determined by your physical appearance. It is determined by the validity and re-alibility of your character”. – Temitayo Abudu
Author: Temitayo Abudu