Character

An overview of the 2nd Principle of Orrin Woodward's book Resolved.

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Character by Mind Map: Character

1. Character over reputation

1.1. Character is who you are

1.2. Reputation is who people think you are

1.3. The greater your emphasis on your projected image; the greater the gap between your image and who you really are!

2. Take-Away

2.1. Honor your word without fear of consequence

2.2. Character Pre-Requisites

2.2.1. Purpose

2.2.2. Integrity

2.2.3. Courage

3. Prerequisites

3.1. Purpose

3.1.1. The gift or talent you use to serve others to glorify God.

3.1.1.1. The same gift or talent that leads to the magic of servant leadership.

3.2. Courage

3.2.1. John 16:33

3.2.1.1. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

3.2.2. How to gain courage

3.2.2.1. Take it

3.2.2.1.1. Joshua 1:7

3.2.2.1.2. 1 Corinthians 16:13

3.2.2.1.3. Hebrews 13:5-6

3.2.2.1.4. 1 Corinthians 10:13

3.2.2.2. Get ENcouraged

3.2.2.2.1. Acts 28:15

3.2.2.3. Learn about it

3.2.2.3.1. Daniel 3:16-18

3.2.3. Character is more than just how you behave. It requires that you stand up for something bigger than yourself

3.2.3.1. Do not give up your principles for peace

3.2.3.1.1. Romans 12:2

3.2.3.1.2. 1 John 2:15

3.2.3.1.3. James 4:4

3.2.3.1.4. We live in a culture that promotes democratic values of being fair to one and all, the importance of fitting into a group, and knowing how to cooperate with other people. We are taught early on in life that those who are outwardly combative and aggressive pay a social price: unpopularity and isolation. These values of harmony and cooperation are perpetuated in subtle and not-so-subtle ways--through books on how to be successful in life; through the pleasant, peaceful exteriors that those who have gotten ahead in the world present to the public; through notions of correctness that saturate the public space. The problem for us is that we are trained and prepared for peace, and we are not at all prepared for what confronts us in the real world--war.

3.2.3.1.5. JOB 7:1

3.2.3.1.6. Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum (let him who wants peace prepare for war) VEGETIUS, A.D. FOURTH CENTURY

3.2.4. Standing up for your highest principles with nothing to gain

3.2.4.1. Opposite of pragmatism

3.3. Integrity

3.3.1. Definitions

3.3.1.1. Webster's Dictionary

3.3.1.1.1. firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values

3.3.1.2. Wikipedia

3.3.1.2.1. Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy,[1] in that it regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

3.3.1.3. John Wooden

3.3.1.3.1. Never Lie, cheat or steal

3.3.2. How to be in integrity

3.3.2.1. Treat people fairly and honestly

3.3.2.1.1. Leviticus 19:35-36

3.3.2.1.2. Deut 25:15

3.3.2.1.3. Proverbs 16:11-13

3.3.2.2. Honor your word

3.3.2.2.1. Exodus 8:28-32

3.3.2.2.2. We are only as good as our word

3.3.2.3. Be an example

3.3.2.3.1. Titus 2:7

3.3.2.3.2. Be the change you want to see in the world - Ghandi

3.3.2.4. Expect it to be difficult

3.3.2.4.1. Job 2:3

3.3.2.4.2. Job 2:9

3.3.2.4.3. Proverbs 29:10

3.3.3. Benefits of integrity

3.3.3.1. It protects us

3.3.3.1.1. Psalm 25:21

3.3.3.1.2. Proverbs 2:7-8, 10:9, 11:3, 13:6

3.3.3.2. Peace of mind

3.3.3.2.1. when caught out of integrity; own up to it immediately.

3.3.3.3. More valuable than riches

3.3.3.3.1. Proverbs 28:6

3.3.3.3.2. 1 Kings 9:4-5

3.3.3.3.3. Nehemiah 7:2

3.3.3.3.4. Psalm 41:11-12