How does Character Matter to Success

Don’t kid yourself, character counts!

What does character have to do with success, many could name lists of people of questionable character that have achieved success. My question is, but is it lasting success?Moggollon Rim AZ bike trail

Character is more than integrity and morals, character is about our person hood, who we are, are our actions the same publicly as they are when no one is around (and will never know).


Abraham Lincoln said “Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing”.


At some level we all know “success” involves more than talent or ability. It has to do with person hood as well.


Most people will say, (unless they have been asleep for the past 15 years) that character counts. I am here to say does affect performance, look at Enron, Anderson and the fall of individual superstars whose character somehow got in the way.


If people have good character, their ethics and integrity will be such that you can trust them, that they will not cheat you, steal from you or lie to you. They can be trusted. You don’t have to watch you back constantly and you can sleep at night.


It is important to start your day with positive, inspirational and motivational thoughts and ideas for you to excel, that has become easier because you can get an App to help you with that.


Author: Rick Chapin

Having spent most of my adult life engaged in sales and marketing as well as a decade of preparing income tax returns for small businesses, individuals and real estate investors. Running your own business is not easy, you must utilize all the tools available to aid in your business development, I believe your personal development is equally important. I have for many years had knowledge and interest in small and medium sized businesses as it relates to allowable deductions, tax deferred exchanges and other tax treatments, I have also, for many years invested in books, tapes/cds for inspiration and motivation, so it seemed a natural fit for me to become involved in aiding in people in business development as well as their personal development.

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