Hello from beautiful Montana:
Character is the set of qualities that makes a person distinctive. It is an outward manifestation of what you believe inside your mind and spirit. It is your nature, personality and moral fiber. Your character is the attitude and set of mind which indicates to others who are and what you stand for.
Zigg Ziglar once wrote something that changed my perspective on life and has helped me to see more clearly about how character is formed. He said "When you sow an action, you reap a habit; when you sow a habit, you reap a character; and when you sow a character, you reap a destiny."
Minds are Like Gardens
It is spring now in Montana, an especially beautiful time, and people are preparing to plant their crops and develop their gardens. When they plant a pea seed, they recognize they will get multiples of peas. When a bean seed goes in the ground and is nourished, we can count of having a whole bowl of beans for dinner.
Our thoughts and actions are developed and nourished in the same way. When they reach the fertile soul of our subconscious, they multiply and become more than they were.
Plant and Practice These Character Traits
There are many positive character traits and attributes we want to move from thought, action, habit into character and finally destiny. But I have found that there are 6 individual seeds of character that when planted will multiply into hundreds of smaller categories of goodness.
Each Day Strive To Develop These 6 Areas of Character
- Trustworthy- tell the truth
- Responsible- Be there when you say you will
- Respect – Show consideration for all
- Care – practice the Golden Rule
- Community- think of how your actions affect others in family or group
- Fair – Learn to cooperate and find win-win answers to situations
The World is a Better Place, One Person at a Time
Thank you for being you and for wanting to build a better you, family, neighborhood, community, area and world. We can do it, by building and developing positive character strengths.
Judy H. Wright, aka Auntie Artichoke, family relationship coach and author