Character Is a Result of Our Habits

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Character Is a Result of Our Habits 

"Our character is basically a composite of our habits.

because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns,

they constantly, daily, express our character."

Stephen R. Covey, author  


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Character is a result of our habits   

Whatever we consistently do, will become a habit and our habits become the foundation of our character.  

Our character is formed in our habits and we demonstrate our character through our daily actions. 

To form a strong character we have to develop the habits of the type people that we want to be like. Our character becomes ingrained into our personally and becomes a way of life. We will routinely demonstrate our character in behavior without a conscious thought because they have been ingrained into our sub-conscious mind.   

A person lives their character as part of their moral fiber and their character becomes their calling card. People can't fake character, a person will either have it or they won't.  

Our character is a result of our habits and habits will be formed by our choices. A person is a reflection of their character and their actions are a mirror image of their character.   

©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Tni LeBlanc
Mint Properties, Tni LeBlanc (805) 878-9879 - Santa Maria, CA
JD, MA, REALTOR, CalBRE # 01871795

Nice reminder.  Nice quote.  At our age though -- I think you are preaching to the converted or unconverted.  People have already picked their side.  Thanks for the reinforcement though.

Nov 20, 2010 06:05 PM #1
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
PK Real Estate Utah, St. George, UT 84770 - Saint George, UT
Your Preferred St. George Area Real Estate Agent.

Lou, Everything experienced from the past does makes us who we are. To me a person of character is multifaceted and holds a lot of interest.

Nov 20, 2010 06:31 PM #2
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams

 Lou - The context of Dr Covey's quote is an important component here.  While it is open to agrument that habit and character have a similar genesis, effectiveness is the focus ofsuggested habits and the context of his dialog.  I have taken the liberty of providing a link to an online resource outlining each of the seven habits he proposes.  I'm sure that folks will recognize many of them as they read.  Lou, as usual, thanks so much for getting me to really think about professional life issues ... You are priceless! 

7Habits of Highly Effective People

Nov 20, 2010 06:57 PM #3
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

I agree; a person lives their character.  Good post

Nov 20, 2010 07:33 PM #4
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate


And its pretty easy to tell the people who have good habits, and habits that need improvement.


Nov 20, 2010 07:43 PM #5
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Indeed. Character is the most important asset that we have. Either we will build a good one, or dvelop a bad one. Which one we choose, determines how we are seen by others.

Nov 20, 2010 11:50 PM #6
Lauren Selinsky Perez
CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP - Laguna Hills, CA

I concur Lou! Sometimes, I feel that others may view ones character incorrectly at times too...

Nov 21, 2010 02:28 AM #7
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

THis is a great comparison....hopefully our habits are good ones to ensure a better character!

Nov 21, 2010 08:43 AM #8
Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Lou, I have never thought of "character" in that way... but it makes sense.

Nov 23, 2010 08:07 PM #9
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