How Two Words Can Develop Your Character And Help You Become A Leader

Author Steven Cribbs    Category Leadership     Tags

Today I have the honor of guest posting on Brandon Gilliland’s blog. Brandon has been writing a series on character. My post is part of that series and takes a look at two foundational words that are essential to developing character.

Here is an excerpt of my post titled “How Two Words Can Develop Your Character And Help You Become A Leader“:

What is it that makes you notice people? The way they act? The way they talk? Do you notice people more when they blend in with the crowd; or, when they do something that is a bit different? Obviously, we notice those that are a bit different. And, we definitely notice those that are a lot different.

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Whether or not we like the way that these really different people are different, there are things that we can learn from them about developing our own character.

Brandon has been writing on the concept of Character…well, actually on the concept of developing Godly Character. But, there are two important components to developing our character that we can learn from observing people whether we consider them to be “good characters” or “bad characters”.

1. Conviction.

The definition of conviction is: a firmly held belief or opinion. Whether good characters or bad characters, those that stand out from the crowd have some sort of firmly held belief that guides their actions and reactions in life…

…However, a conviction by itself is not enough. By itself, a conviction is nothing more than a fleeting thought. For it to be anything more, you have to act upon that conviction. And, that action takes…


Want to know the rest of the story and get the second word?  You can read the rest on Brandon’s site by clicking here.

Question: What would you add to the list as an important part of a person’s character? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

4 Comments to “How Two Words Can Develop Your Character And Help You Become A Leader”

  • Brandon June 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Awesome! Thanks so much for guest posting on my site this week!

    • Steven Cribbs June 17, 2011 at 9:33 pm

      Thanks for the opportunity Brandon! I hope that the post has been a benefitted those that have read.

  • JD Eddins June 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Great thoughts Steven.

    • Steven Cribbs June 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks JD! And thanks for the comment over on Brandon’s site.

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