As a young man I lacked character.
I don’t think I was ever a bad person but maybe to some I was. If so, it was unintentional.
In hindsight I see how much my lack of character hurt me.
I now know my life would have progressed at a much faster pace had I taken some early steps to build character. I just didn’t know it at the time.
At this point in my life I go out of my way to not only show others my character as a man but also to improve it each and every day. It’s something I not only take a tremendous amount of pride in but also something that rewards me with so many opportunities to work with people that see I am a man of character and want to work with me. It’s an invaluable part of my legacy building.
Here are a few things I do every day to build my character:
- I treat EVERYONE around me the same. (CEO’s to barista’s, everyone gets my full and undivided attention and respect)
- I freely give my time to anyone who asks. If I need to work more hours in the evening to be able to do so then so be it. It’s worth it.
- I reach out to someone each and every day. Sometimes it’s someone from my distant past and sometimes it’s someone from y recent past. I reach out, ask how they are doing and then I just listen. It’s very rewarding to stay in touch with people but it also let’s people know that I care about them. I don’t have the time to do this by phone so I either text or email them
- I reflect. I take a moment to review my interactions with people and I try to find ways I could have provided better value. I then implement those reflections the next time I see them.
- I share my strategies of success openly. I want to be known as a person that is truly interested in helping people succeed in life.
- I ask as many strangers as possible how they are doing today.
None of the things alone equal character and there are plenty more things that could be added to this list. This is a sample of the little things I do each day to build my character.
The best thing anyone reading this can do is develop their own daily character building habits and implement them to the best of their ability. You can definitely use mine but I encourage you to find your own ways as it will fell more natural to you. Anything that feels natural we tend to stick with more than things that are forced.
More Powerful Daily Habits to come.
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