Who sets out to build character?
Maybe someone who has hit rock bottom and realizes a different way is needed. Possibly someone who doesn’t like what they see in the mirror? It could be a simple case of just trying to be a better person.
Helen Keller perceived it this way, “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.”
Any way you approach the development of character, chances are it will be a path of either discipline or a dose of ‘ye shall overcome.’ Ease and quiet is definitely a curl up and enjoy this moment but driving forward and skinning knees is going to be a way to a richer life experience.
Is there a way to enjoy trials and struggles? Look to your character to answer that riddle:
💡 Are you curious? Then make your curiosity character trait front and center. Take away learning from this challenge.
💡 Are you creative? Do you get energy from the process of seeing the world in a new and fun way? Then ensure you fashion your approach creatively.
💡 Are you a solution-oriented person? Does the feeling of solving problems give you the spice of life?
There are myriad ways to develop your character. You can both grow by choice or circumstance.
Either way, let’s grow.