Moral strength is a quality that is, in large part, a matter of choice. We may have a predisposition to certain reactions or a way of being that was influenced by our upbringing, experiences and society, but character is constructed by our choices. We may be unconscious of many of the choices that we are making through the course of a day. This does not change the fact that we eventually become the primary artist responsible for our own creation.
Many define the quality of their life by their experiences. When we stop to consider the course of our lives and the lives of those around us, however, we are able to see that it is more about your response to your life experience. There are many who live with the absence of material goods and luxuries that are happy and fulfilled. There are many who live in the lap of luxury that are unhappy and longing for something more. This is not news to anyone, but it does remind us that our choices dictate the value of our experience and the development of our character.
If you were to ask your friends, family and co-workers how they would define your character, what would they say? Would you be happy with their answer? How would you like for them to describe you? Are your thoughts, words and actions aligned with your definition of the character traits that you would most like to emulate? If not, what are you willing to do to shift that BEGINNING TODAY?
Success or sabotage? Is your character aligned with your definition of success? If not, how do you hope to succeed?
Is this going to be an incredible day? Are you willing to hammer and forge a great day for yourself?