You can be very good at what you do, but without character & reputation, you may not go far in earning people’s respect and patronage. As it is said: “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. “Our words are often empty if we have no integrity to back it up. When it comes to things that matters, people place more value on trust and image than what they are told.
Character building in my opinion should be everyone’s number business. Character is far more beautiful than a man skill my father once told me as a child. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of the tree; the tree is the real thing. Character is a catalyst that will propel you to the presence of the Kings and mighty men. Integrity and humility will earn you their respect.
Diamonds and golds don’t shout to be seen, why, because they’ve paid their dues in the hands of their makers. When you are well crafted and built in character, you’ll be like a magnet, attracting the best of the best to you. Character isn’t something we were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something we weren’t born with and we must take responsibility to form. Humility cost nothing when compared with the reward of pride. Don’t just grow in stature my dear young friend, but also in character – the true covering of a man’s maturity. Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny. Your destiny is your hands.