“Character, not circumstance, makes a man.”Booker T. Washington
Character development is at least as important as the development of academic skills. A strong character fuels self-discipline and self-motivation, both of which breed success in life. But character development sometimes feels like impossible work, especially when a person’s difficult life circumstances get in the way. How a person turns out is often determined by forces out of his/her control.
Educator, author and orator Booker T. Washington claims that success in life is more dependent on your character and personality rather than the environment you grow up in.
Your environment ultimately determines how successful you are going to be, not your character.
Do you have control over your own success?
Jane Eyre – Character
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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters – Character
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