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Character And Integrity=success

Feb 26, 2008
Without character, the puzzle of achieving success falls apart. It is most important of all pieces to life's puzzle. Without character, you can make money. But it will be worthless to you and to those around you. Look out in the world today: drug dealers and con artists have money-but they lack character.

Marring your hard work by lacking character will lead to others pitying you as you age. This can cause you to become less that you were intended to be.

Character means the same thing as integrity. It means that you do the right thing--no matter who is watching. When your integrity is intact, you have nothing to fear. You have nothing to hide. If you maintain character and integrity, you will climb higher much easier.

To put it in practical terms--You will put the golden rule into work at all times. Some people will step on other people to get what they want; climbing the corporate ladder on the shoulders of others. With character and integrity, you will treat people with respect and dignity. You will treat others in the way that you expect to be treated.

"Doing the right thing" will be your motto in the office, even if it isn't welcomed or appreciated. You may be the only one acting this way--but you'll find that it will move you beyond your present position--to a bigger and better place. Your integrity will be appreciated by others when this happens.

Character realizes that the most important things in life are not office- or work-based. They are family and a sense of responsibility to that family. Character will not sacrifice your family on the altar of "I've got to finish this project," nor will it tell your children, "Maybe next time, Hon," when asked to play catch.

Your character will shine through as you put your family before your work, as you purposefully schedule time with them (and then keep those appointments you put in your planner), as you "date" your spouse and remember why it is you got married in the first place, and as you set an example that your spouse and children can be proud of.

As you consider character, it's most important to remember that your children will grow up to be just like you. As said once by John Maxwell: "We teach what we know: we reproduce who we are". Having a life full of integrity and character will make you reproduce the same traits in your children as you climb the ladder to success. And isn't that really what it's all about ??
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