Your life experiences are what build your character

change your mindset graphicSome of us are challenged in our life time more than others yet it is the test of our character that truly enables us to develop ourselves as a person and reach our best and greatest potential. Character molds and helps to define us. It allows us to reach into the depths of our soul and find the courage and strength that is needed to push through the darkness. So many of us think that life is about achieving our financial success or our educational success but in truth it is more about exploring the many layers of you Your soul, your heart and your true essence so as to be in complete harmony and balance with God.

The journey into your true essence combines all of your experiences and enables you to build your character, which is determined by how you face the challenges presented in front of you. Some people give up and choose to run from their challenges, but when that happens they lose the opportunity of refining and cultivating their authentic self. Our character is built from the core or depths of our soul and grows as our courage and strength becomes more defined. Strength doesn't come from doing what you are capable of doing daily; it rather comes from overcoming the things or situations that you once thought were impossible to do,

No one likes to face adversity. It is part of our nature to stay in the status quo yet some people like challenges and consider them an adventure because they realize that in order to have the greatness that they seek, you must fight for it.

I have found that when I am particularly challenged, I get more creative. I use my imagination to help me push through the situation and I actually start enhancing some of my talents in ways that I never thought I was capable of doing. All of our life lessons help us to be more clearly defined and strengthen in ways we never though possible. If you intend to achieve your goals and enjoy your true life's purpose, expect to come face to face with adversity. It is part of the job description.

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthen, ambition inspired, and success achieved." -- Helen Keller

"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward." - Henry Ford

Don't allow your challenges and adversity to break you, instead make it your goal to break records and be the winner that you are destined to become.


Joan Marie Ambrose -- Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, December 8, 2014