Saturday, August 8, 2009

Invite Character

These are words to invite into your life! I have been given permission by the Character Training Institute to reprint the following. Right now, I am inviting in Benevolence.......

49 Character Qualities in alphabetical order

Alertness vs. Carelessness
Being aware of what is taking place around me so
I can have the right responses
Attentiveness vs. Distraction
Showing the worth of a person or task by giving
my undivided concentration
Availability vs. Self-Centeredness
Making my own schedule and priorities secondary
to the wishes of those I serve
Benevolence vs. Selfishness
Giving to others' basic needs without having as
my motive personal reward
Boldness vs. Fearfulness
Confidence that what I have to say or do is true,
right, and just
Cautioness vs. Rashness
Knowing how important right timing is in
accomplishing right actions
Compassion vs. Indifference
Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts
of others
Contentment vs. Covetousness
Realizing that true happiness does not depend on
material conditions
Creativity vs. Underachievement
Approaching a need, a task, or an idea from a new
Decisiveness vs. Procrastination
The ability to recognize key factors and finalize
difficult decisions
Deference vs. Rudeness
Limiting my freedom so I do not offend the tastes
of those around me
Dependability vs. Inconsistency
Fulfilling what I consented to do, even if it means
unexpected sacrifice
Determination vs. Faintheartedness
Purposing to accomplish right goals at the right
time, regardless of the opposition
Diligence vs. Slothfulness
Investing my time and energy to complete each
task assigned to me
Discernment vs. Shortsightedness
Understanding the deeper reasons why things happen
Discretion vs. Simplemindedness
Recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and
attitudes that could bring undesirable consequences
Endurance vs. Discouragement
The inward strength to withstand stress and do
my best
Enthusiasm vs. Apathy
Expressing joy in each task as I give it my
best effort
Faith vs. Presumption
Confidence that actions rooted in good character will
yield the best outcome, even when I cannot see how
Flexibility vs. Resistance
Willingness to change plans or ideas without
getting upset
Forgiveness vs. Rejection
Clearing the record of those who have wronged
me and not holding a grudge
Generosity vs. Stinginess
Carefully managing my resources so I can freely
give to those in need
Gentleness vs. Harshness
Showing consideration and personal concern for others
Gratefulness vs. Unthankfulness
Letting others know by my words and actions
how they have benefited my life
Honor vs. Disrespect
Respecting others because of the higher authorities
they represent
Hospitality vs. Loneliness
Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, or conversation to
benefit others
Humility vs. Arrogance
Acknowledging that achievement results from the
investment of others in my life
Initiative vs. Idleness
Recognizing and doing what needs to be done
before I am asked to do it
Joyfulness vs. Self-Pity
Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced
with unpleasant conditions
Justice vs. Corruption
Taking personal responsibility to uphold what is
pure, right, and true
Loyalty vs. Unfaithfulness
Using difficult times to demonstrate my
commitment to those I serve
Meekness vs. Anger
Yielding my personal rights and expectations with
a desire to serve
Obedience vs. Willfulness
Quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction
of those who are responsible for me
Orderliness vs. Confusion
Arranging myself and my surroundings to achieve
greater efficiency
Patience vs. Restlessness
Accepting a difficult situation without giving a
deadline to remove it
Persuasiveness vs. Contentiousness
Guiding vital truths around another's mental
Punctuality vs. Tardiness
Showing esteem for others by doing the right
thing at the right time
Resourcefulness vs. Wastefulness
Finding practical uses for that which others would
overlook or discard
Responsibility vs. Unreliability
Knowing and doing what is expected of me
Security vs. Anxiety
Structuring my life around that which cannot be
destroyed or taken away
Self-Control vs. Self-Indulgence
Rejecting wrong desires and doing what is right
Sensitivity vs. Callousness
Perceiving the true attitudes and emotions of
those around me
Sincerity vs. Hypocrisy
Eagerness to do what is right with transparent
Thoroughness vs. Incompleteness
Knowing what factors will diminish the
effectiveness of my work or words if neglected
Thriftiness vs. Extravagance
Allowing myself and others to spend only what is
Tolerance vs. Prejudice
Realizing that everyone is at varying levels of
character development
Truthfulness vs. Deception
Earning future trust by accurately reporting
past facts
Virtue vs. Impurity
The moral excellence evident in my life as I
consistently do what is right
Wisdom vs. Foolishness
Seeing and responding to life situations from
a perspective that transcends my current
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