Building your character. Deep subject.
We aren’t born with character, it’s built. We develop it ourselves. But what kind of character to you want to have? What are your virtues, beliefs, and character? If you left this earth, what do you want people to remember about you? You’d want them to remember you by your good character.
Benjamin Franklin was a man of virtue. He had a notebook that he carried with him containing 13 virtues he strived to live by. Let me share them with you.
- Temperance: Eat not to dullness, drink not to elevation. Self discipline.
- Silence: Speak only about what will benefit others or yourself. Avoid small talk.
- Order: Let all things have their place. Let each part of your business have it’s time.
- Resolution: Do what you must do, and resolve with out fail. Face the challenge.
- Frugality: Make no expense unless it’s of benefit. Waste nothing. He was a firm believer in living below your means, and saving to grow wealth.
These were his top five.
He was probably one of the first self-made millionaires of his time.
Think about your character. Write them down and look at doing them every day. Speak only to build someone up, not to tear down. What if everyone had virtues like these; what would our country would be like? Respect, love, and communication are keys to having good relationships in every facet of your life.