“True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation, the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature.” – Robert McKee
During challenging times, do you struggle to get back up and keep things moving?
Do you get caught in a circle of fear, worry, overwhelm and indecision?
We all face adversity and unexpected situations. Yet, how is it that some people can bounce back and find a way to overcome misfortune and defeat, while others seem to struggle to move forward? When life doesn’t always go as planned, and you experience challenges, what matters is how you choose to respond. Napoleon Hill says: Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. Those who can bounce back are the leaders who view challenges as an opportunity to become stronger. It is those leaders who understand that it is the lessons that come when you choose to rise from the adversity that builds character.
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What is Character?
I define your character as your habits expressed over time. Character is developed and built through your experiences and what you choose to learn from each experience. Each choice and action you take either adds or detracts from your character. Think about the last time you had to make a difficult decision. Did you make the choice that made it easy to avoid a confrontation or discomfort? Or did you stand your ground and make the choice that reflected your values and beliefs? Either way, every challenge or conflict will reveal your character and allow you to build new habits and establish principles and values that guide you.
Difficult times disrupt your conventional way of thinking and force you to forge better habits of thought, performance and being. – Robert S. Sharma
Use these seven questions to begin to shift your mindset and allow adversity to become a force for growth and success:
#1- What is the event that has caused my frustration or loss of power?
#2- What did I make the event or situation mean about myself?
#3- What must I choose to accept?
#4- What decision will you make?
#5- What is motivating my decision?
#6- What are the lessons or blessings that become available as a result of my situation?
#7- How am I required to grow?
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