You are not your reputation, nor am I. We are what we repeatedly do, thanks Aristotle. We transform our behaviors beginning in our mind. As a man thinketh, right? We are called to a transformation of our beliefs, thoughts, and ultimately behaviors. Our character is ours to etch, to engrave, and to embolden. Our character development is a life long endeavor mostly done quietly in our room. My character is mine to mold.
I’m working on clarity, purity, and truth. I’m not worried about what you think but, just so you know, I’m finally working to think less of me and more of you. My character has been built on a strong sense of self that oftentimes melds into a character full of self looking down on others. I rush to judge and most of you come up wanting. So, I get a little higher and mightier, at least in my mind. These are the twisted tentacles of pride. The stronger my character the stronger the tentacles. Unintended consequence?
My character is a stained glass through which I see the world. The more cleaning within, the clearer my perspective and pride. Character development is hard opus. Starts with seeing and not looking away. Starts with the mirror not the window. Starts with a moral compass not a compare and compete. Starts with me. The stronger my character the stronger the twisted tentacles of pride. What do you think?