The magnitude of character

Mujahid, Shakkir T.



The Magnitude of Character By Shakkir Talib Mujahid Many of us wonder why our lives always seem to be in a shamble. We seem to always be on a fast road going nowhere and success seems to be elusive and when it does appear to be within our grasp, our hands reach right through it like it was an illusion or a senseless and fruitless gamble... Have you asked yourself, why? Why does it always seem that I can’t get a break or get by? We seem to easily find all the excuses, situations, circumstances and people to blame, but if we are truthful with ourselves, we need to accept and acknowledge that we ought to be a shame of ourselves for functioning as a selfish, irresponsible and unconscious lame in this life’s game... A good question to ask yourself is “Would the boy you once were, Be Proud of the Man You Are?” Don’t be afraid, come from behind all those masks and set aside all those theatrical masquerades, and truly examine the character that your choices in life have made... Would your reputation recognize your true character, if they met in the dark? Or would they walk pass each other like two strangers walking in opposite directions at night through the park... Character is the real foundation of all worthwhile success. The world only gives to you, what you give to it. Has your presence brought sadness, conflict and tragedy or has your presence created an environment of happiness and unity and an atmosphere where people strive for peace and their mental, emotional and spiritual best and maturity... No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his character. If your success is limited, all you have to do is check the contents of your thoughts and the qualities and discipline you possessed in your character to understand why you weren’t successful at reaching the goal and completion of the intended matter... Character is something you either have or are. Don’t try to make something for yourself; instead, try to make something of yourself... Would you love to be in the world, if everyone thought and acted like you; felt like you or responded to the good or bad life circumstances like you? Would it be a dream come true, or a nightmare filled with misery, corruption and a disastrous view. Have you really asked yourself, “Who Am I?” I mean really examine your thoughts and actions and wonder, “After all that I have been through, “Why am I alive?” They say “Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character and character fixes our destiny.” Is the present road of life you’ve chosen, the road that you wish to walk upon to complete and fulfill your destiny? Do you realize that where you are right now in your life’s journey for success is a major reflection of your past or present thoughts, actions and your character’s mental, emotional and spiritual reality?... If you don’t like what you see, only you have the key to change and mold the character that you want to be. You must change your Character if you want success in this life and eternity... You may say, “How could this be, I have tried everything and it still hasn’t worked for me. I say Sincerity and Commitment; this is where you must start. But in order to truly change your character you really must change the condition of your thoughts and your heart... It is the heart that makes a man rich, he is not rich because of what he has, he is rich because of the Man he is and the Character that is his... Excellence in character is shown by doing unwitnessed what we would be doing with the whole world watching. It is hard to climb high when your character is low. So live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to do so. If you have live and followed this value lesson, and you are asked this question again, “Would the Boy you once were be Proud of the Man You Are?” You can look into the mirror of your mind and heart when its time for your soul to peacefully depart, and hold your head up with honor, dignity and humility and say “Thank you Lord for giving me the wisdom to understand that having Good Character is beneficial, honorable and smart! And in your final whispers as your life passes away; you can smile and proudly say; Yes, I am Proud of the Man I am this day!

Author: Mujahid, Shakkir T.

Author Location: Maryland

Date: July 7, 2017

Genre: Essay

Extent: 2 pages

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