Become a person of impeccable character
Highest performers, all truly successful people value their character above all else. My definition of character is “the application of excellence to personhood.” Others have said that character is what you do when no one’s looking. Character is how you treat people who can do nothing for you. Character means valuing the highest human aspirations such as love, honesty, integrity, humility, service, and then being those things you value most. Yes, we all fall short, but someone of great character will, by definition, confess and own up to her or his mistakes, make amends, and make steps to correct their behavior.
Character means doing what’s right whether anyone knows it or not, and whether you get credit or not.
In most of the problems we hear about on the news we see a lack of character in one or more of the instigators. And here’s the thing: A serious character flaw will ALWAYS catch up with you. In the case of Lance Armstrong – who has been an inspiration to me and millions of others – one serious character flaw toppled his entire career and crushed the belief and support of so many. The sad part – and this is true in most cases – I believe Lance would have been world class and nearly as successful without cheating and lying.
Always work on your character. Scrutinize yourself, be absolutely honest about the things upon which you need to improve. If you make character your highest human goal you will be a raving success and I guarantee you will never regret it.