Character Determines Success
The following character qualities are from the Character Training Institute (www.characterfirst.com).
Alertness vs. Carelessness
Being aware of what is taking place around me so I can have the right responses.
Attentiveness vs. Distraction
Showing the worth of a person or task by giving my undivided concentration.
Benevolence vs. Selfishness
Giving to others' basic needs without having as my motive personal reward.
Boldness vs. Fearfulness
Confidence that what I have to say or do is true, right, and just.
Cautiousness vs. Rashness
Knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing right actions.
Compassion vs. Indifference
Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
Contentment vs. Covetousness
Realizing that true happiness does not depend on material conditions.
Creativity vs. Underachievement
Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new perspective.
Decisiveness vs. Procrastination
The ability to recognize key factors and finalize difficult decisions.
Deference vs. Rudeness
Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes of those around me.
Dependability vs. Inconsistency
Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means unexpected sacrifice.
Determination vs. Faintheartedness
Purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition.
Diligence vs. Slothfulness
Investing my time and energy to complete each task assigned to me.
Discernment vs. Shortsightedness
Understanding the deeper reasons why things happen.
Discretion vs. Simplemindedness
Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences.
Endurance vs. Discouragement
The inward strength to withstand stress and do my best.
Enthusiasm vs. Apathy
Expressing joy in each task as I give it my best effort.
Faith vs. Presumption
Confidence that actions rooted in good character will yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how.
Flexibility vs. Resistance
Willingness to change plans or ideas according to the direction of my authorities.
Forgiveness vs. Rejection
Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and not holding a grudge.
Generosity vs. Stinginess
Carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need.
Gentleness vs. Harshness
Showing consideration and personal concern for others.
Gratefulness vs. Unthankfulness
Letting others know by my words and actions how they have benefited my life.
Honor vs. Disrespect
Respecting those in leadership because of the higher authorities they represent.
Hospitality vs. Loneliness
Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, or conversation to benefit others.
Humility vs. Pride
Acknowledging that achievement results from the investment of others in my life.
Initiative vs. Idleness
Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it.
Joyfulness vs. Self-pity
Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.
Justice vs. Corruption
Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right, and true.
Loyalty vs. Unfaithfulness
Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to those I serve.
Meekness vs. Anger
Yielding my personal rights and expectations with a desire to serve.
Obedience vs. Willfulness
Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me.
Orderliness vs. Confusion
Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve greater efficiency.
Patience vs. Restlessness
Accepting a difficult situation without giving a deadline to remove it.
Persuasiveness vs. Contentiousness
Guiding vital truths around another's mental roadblocks.
Punctuality vs. Tardiness
Showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right time.
Resourcefulness vs. Wastefulness
Finding practical uses for that which others would overlook or discard.
Responsibility vs. Unrealiability
Knowing and doing what is expected of me.
Security vs. Anxiety
Structuring my life around that which cannot be destroyed or taken away.
Self-control vs. Self-indulgence
Rejecting wrong desires and doing what is right.
Sensitivity vs. Callousness
Perceiving the true attitudes and emotions of those around me.
Sincerity vs. Hypocrisy
Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives.
Thoroughness vs. Incompleteness
Knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my works or words if neglected.
Thriftiness vs. Extravagance
Allowing myself and others to spend only what is necessary.
Tolerance vs. Prejudice
Realizing that everyone is at varying levels of character development.
Truthfulness vs. Deception
Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts.
Virtue vs. Impurity
The moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right.
Wisdom vs. Foolishness
Seeing and responding to life situations from a perspective that transcends my current circumstances.