Monday, 31 March 2014

Character Building: A Step for a Brighter and Better Future

“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” 
                                                                                                            - John Wooden

‘Character’, well it seems to be just a nine letter word, but with the meaning of a million. It is something that defines the real you; that defines and guides your actions. If you go by the dictionary words, they sum up character as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Therefore, if you wish to stand out as an individual you need to give a thought to character building.

What is character building?
In case you have this little question hovering in your mind, allow us to help you. Character building means some really simple and intellectual steps that help in creating and boosting your distinctive personality.

The 4 stairs to Character Building
People generally believe that character is built and enhanced with time and life experiences, but there is more to it than meets the eye. Yes, the life experiences do play a great role in creating an individual’s character, but you need to put some extra efforts to bring things on the right track.
Though no institution can teach you on character building, it can certainly show you the path. The Punjab Technical University believes in crafting professionals by building character, and therefore has brought forward the following points for your assistance:
Set your principles
Being the superior race created by the almighty, we humans understand the basic difference between every right and wrong deed. Still, at times we fail to take the right decision. This happens because we don’t define a set of rules and principles for ourselves. So, the first step says that you need to set your principles, certain morals and ethics. Remember, these principles should not be implied forcefully, but by your happy willingness. 
Evaluate yourself on past experiences
Be it good or bad, past experiences always teach you something. You need to recollect the choices you made in the past, and evaluate that how far those decisions stood clear on your principles.
Be the change
The past cannot be changed, but the future can. ‘To err is human’, so don’t regret on any bad decision made in the past. Look forward and make sure not to repeat those mistakes in near future. Bring a change in yourself and stand firm on your self-made morals.
Give a daily check to your decision making power
Right from selecting the color of your attire, to selecting the way to success, every day you make numerous decisions. If you really wish to build a strong character, then stay more conscious while making choices.

You are now aware of what went wrong in the past, so just don’t let that happen again. The final call is always yours; make sure that you make it wisely.

The above stated are very simple steps for character building that can be really helpful for every individual. Punjab Technical University hopes you stay blessed with a strong character and thus enjoy a better and brighter future.

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