To succeed in life, we cannot ignore CHARACTER. Just as some people failed for want of good character, there are others whose sound character was a plus that aided their success and promotion in life. It is therefore clear that having good character is important. Developing these twenty-six (26) character traits below, carefully represented by the letters: A – Z, of English alphabet will bring about great changes in us as it transforms our moral weakness. We must therefore work hard at cultivating, developing and maintaining good character. Some good character traits to develop in order to be successful include:
Alertness – Being aware of what is taking place around you in order to respond to it positively.
Boldness – Confidence to say or do the right thing.
Contentment – Being satisfied with what you have and realizing that true happiness does not depends on material things.
Determination – Purposing to accomplish right goals at the right time, regardless of the opposition.
Endurance – Having inward strength to withstand stress and do your BEST.
Flexibility – Willingness to change plans or ideas in order to produce good result.
Generosity – Carefully managing your resources so as to give freely to those in need and show consideration and concern.
Honour – Respect for those in leadership because of the higher authorities they represent.
Integrity – Demonstrating acts of trustworthiness in corrupt and tempting situations.
Justice – Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is pure, right and true.
Kindness – Being sympathetic and compassionate to the helpless.
Loyalty – Using difficult times to demonstrate your commitment to those you serve.
Meekness – Yielding your personal rights and expectations with a desire to serve.
Nobility – Having an excellent moral character that influences others positively.
Orderliness – Arranging yourself and the surroundings to achieve greater efficiency.
Patience – Staying calm when something takes a long time or not turning out the way you expects.
Quality Time – Devoting quality time to the things that pleases God.
Responsibility – Accepting the consequence of a decision or an action taken.
Self-Control – Ability to control your emotions or behaviour especially when things are not favourable.
Thoroughness – Being careful or giving diligent attention to details of a given task or responsibility.
Uncompromising – Ability to maintain a high moral standard despite negative pressures.
Virtue – The moral excellence evident in your life as you consistently do what is right.
Winsome – Being pleasant and approachable to those around.
X-amination – Examining your life, constantly.
Yieldable – Ability to be flexible and submissive.
Zestful – Being enthusiastic, passionate and lovable by others.
Your Character is one of your greatest assets in life. Developing sound character traits will help you win in whatever situation you find yourself.