“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
The character of person is something that shows what he actually is. Character means the sum of all the qualities i.e., loyalty, sincerity, honesty, self-respect and others, a person possess and expose. In other words, Character is defined as “the inherent complex of attributes that determines a person’s moral and ethical actions and reactions.” C. H. Parkhurst says, “Character is, for some part, habit become fixed.”
Here is how you can be the best of yourself.
One of the highest moral values a person can have is ‘being honest’. The quality of being honest shows your sincerity and truthfulness and above that it makes you a trustworthy person which not everyone is.
“A good name will shine forever.” – Proverb
Are you real? Do you conduct with others as you feel for them? If not you need to be a real person for that just act as you are and as you feel of course you have to be courteous and you can’t be insensitive as well, in such situations saying or doing nothing is better than being fake.
“Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choices of good and evil we have made through life.” –John C. Geikie
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” – Dennis Prager
Kindness goes a long way… a deed of kindness is never forgotten or never go wasted. It makes the WORLD better. A person without a kind heart is like a animal who eats his own kids.
Don’t be arrogant
There is a fine line between being proud and arrogant. Being proud is a positive feeling but being arrogant and narcissistic is totally not acceptable and cannot be encouraged in any case. It makes hard for people to live around you taking your arrogance. “Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
“Men best show their character in trifles, where they are not on their guard. It is in the simplest habits, that we often see the boundless egotism which pays no regard to the feelings of others and denies nothing to itself.” –Arthur Schopenhauer
Understand why character is important
You might become successful but to keep the balance in your life and to be successful always you must have a character that worth it. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” – Stevie Wonder
Never say what is not true or what you don’t know; you might not know how ir affect someone else’s life. No matter what happens, stand with truth even if it means to stand alone. “Character is a diamond that scratches every other stone.” –Cyrus A. Bartol
Reminder: Change for good –“You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.” – Henry David Thoreau