We are being bombarded right now with tons of media coverage concerning what is going on in the NFL. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us but it has really rocked the sports world and it seems every one is talking about it. I was recently talking to a friend who got a text from one of his family members concerning a player on their favorite team. He said that so and so is not the person we thought he was and then he began to give his reasons why.
What happened? How did an individual that is continually praised for their athletic ability suddenly go down in flames? I believe it all centers around this thing called “character.” I write in The HandBook: Five Forces To Form Your Future about the importance of character being a foundation to a successful and impacting life. I have discovered that if you desire to overcome then character must play a major role in life. To truly make a difference with your life this thing called character is huge. Someone once said character is like the foundation of a house; it is below the surface. It is so important because it is the very ingredient needed to help you make solid decisions that will govern your future. We have all heard it and yet it remains true: Character is who you are in the dark! When the cameras are off and the spotlight has been shut down and no one is around, that is when your character is often revealed.
Here is the issue; in our world we tend to promote people based on talent and ability instead of character. Your talent and ability may get you noticed but it cannot sustain you. But character can! You may get attention because of your gifts but if you are lacking in character eventually it will be discovered. A man or woman without character is like a warrior who has chinks in their armor. Eventually something is going to get through and when it does it is going to hit a vital organ. An individual without character is vulnerable to attack!