Friday, November 2, 2007

Building character: part 3

The guys that wrote Deadly Viper: Character Assassins shared some of the questions they asked one another that got them thinking about character building being a team sport. I think these are some good ones for men to ask one another.

- How come we never talk about the really important stuff?

- What are the big issues that are ready to take us down?

- What are the stupid choices we are on the verge of making that would wreck our lives?

- How could we help each other be healthier leaders and find true meaning for our lives?

About a year ago, a minister friend of mine who I have known for 20 years left his wife and kids after having an extended affair with another woman. I can't help but believe that if he had been in a relationship with some other men where they asked and answered these types of questions, he would still be married and raising his kids. The consequences of refusing to build our character are too great to ignore.

I'll finish this subject (for now) with another quote from the book that I thought was great.

"Choosing honor, nobility, and the good can become extensions of who we are. We reject the small-minded, ineffective approach of those who focus simply on specific bad behaviors and miss the lifestyle approach."

Building character is a daily endeavor.

Have a great weekend. Bring someone with you to worship on Sunday!

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