From the book – Uncommon by Tony Dungy.
“Educating the mind mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. – Aristole
“What you do is not as important as how you do it. People who bend the rules to get ahead usually get caught in the long run. But even if they don’t get caught, they will always know how they made it to the top. How you do your job has always been more important than what you do. Your word is your bond. A person’s character reveals what he or she really believes about life. Character begins with the little things in life”
“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones” -Phillips Brooks.
“Overtime, we create ourselves and build our character through the little acts we do. A person’s reaction to winning, success, fame, recognition, and acceptance reveals character. Would you be described as successful and famous or as honest, forgiving, faithful, trusworthy, understanding of others, reasonable, thoughtful, and personally accountable? Character is tested, revealed, and further developed by the decisions we make in the most challenging times. That is how character is developed-by facing those decisions and choosing the right way over and over until it becomes second nature. It’s just how you do things. Outwardly, character reflects an inner life committed to honor and uncompromising integrity. Ultimately, character and its growth don’t come from rules but from small actions of responsibility that occur day after day. In the end, character is a blend of inner courage, wisdom, and a sense of duty to yourself, to others, and to something greater than you. In a commong world, becoming an uncommon man begins by cultivating uncommon character.”- Tony Dungy.
Lord, please help me become a man of great character.