Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Character and the Definition of Self

Quote for the day:
“Happiness is the consequence of personal effort. You must fight for it, strive for it and insist upon it.”

Another quote just for the hell of it...
“ Identity is something you are constantly earning. Its not just who you are, it’s a process that you must be active in more than anything it is now, more than ever about understanding yourself so you can become your best self”

OK – One more…
“Faith is when you have come to the end of all the light you have ever known, and are about to step out into the darkness. Faith is knowing that one of two things will happen: there will be something to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.”

These three quotes speak so much to me. They are all about the “self” and the inner strength and character that make up a person. Character is defined by how you carry yourself throughout every aspect of your life. From the time your eyes open to the time you lay your head down to rest at night everything you do builds your character. If you do everything to the best of your ability, with kindness and pride there will never be a single person that can tarnish you and who you are.

A persons character is defined by the quality of everything they do in their life. Never confuse confidence with arrogance. Arrogance is defiant and offensive. Confidence should be silent and implied. If you do your job and do it well it should speak for itself – you shouldn't have to shout it from the rooftop and sound like an arrogant, self righteous asshole. I know too many of these assholes. Then there is the sneaky, snake in the grass, brown nosing saboteur. Only out for the betterment of themselves regardless of how they get what they want. They know everyone hates them because they are in complete disregard of anything anyone says but them and what will benefit them.

The character that you define for yourself will follow you your whole life. It is easy to destroy and hard to rebuild. If you can rebuild it… sometimes the damage is too great and the character suffers.  

Don’t be led astray… stand tall, stand strong. When all is said and done and you are long gone from this world, your character and the kind of person you are is your ticket to immortality. That is what people will remember. 

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