Success from the Inside Out

Categories: character
Published on: November 9, 2010

Personal growth means becoming bigger than your problems. This realization alone can dramatically change your life. All of life is about meeting and overcoming the challenges life throws at you. But it will require character development. So many of us believe that life happens “to” us when in fact life happens “from” us.

When we realize the quality of our life depends on the quality of our decisions our personal development will begin. The evidence of that is displayed when you or someone you know keeps experiencing the same problems or drama. There is no personal growth, the problem is bigger than the person. Suffering ceases for those who learn the lesson. Unlike school, life does not skip you ahead because you’re too old or any other reason. You go through “it” until you learn from “it”.

Truth is life can be tough but we make it a lot tougher with bad decisions, bad attitudes or bad habits.

Let me give you an example; If I were at home broke, unemployed and frustrated with my circumstance one decision can make it better or worse. If I decided to rob a bank I’ve just made things worse.
As I said in the beginning of this article self-improvement means you continually overcoming your problems.

Character is your life compass. I wrote in my book Character Coins, a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson which states; “Nature magically suites a man to his fortune my making them the fruit of his character.” This is one of very favorite quotes because it reminds me that my life springs forth from my character.

So few of us value the power of what a strong magnetic character can bring. Character , which is the core of personal growth, penetrates every aspect of your life.

Business– Your business will grow only to the extent that you do.
Relationship– Quality relationships can either enhance your life or hinder it.
Spiritual– Tapping into your inner source (Creator) allows you to access reserve strength.

If you want to change your life in a dramatic way, start from within. All trials in life has but one purpose at its core, character development.

All of life is a lesson and class is in session. That my friend, is success from the inside out!

Robert Reed

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