we don't seem to do the same with people who have amazing character?
yes, fitness comes with hard work
but I think character requires much more difficult work, more tears, more opening up to hidden places and disappointments, more peeling back layers of hurt and forgiving ourselves and others,
more realising that we aren't there yet
more grace given to others that aren't there either
more self-denial than avoiding a second serving
more grit and determination than press-ups and sprints.
Is it because we can't 'see' character? or
Is it because we place more value on what we see?
Do you find that too?
My values say character is more important but my behaviour and thoughts don't always reflect that.
If I asked myself what I am doing to build a healthy fit body I could answer that in an instant.
If I asked myself what I am doing to build enduring character that would take so much more thought. I wish that weren't true but it is.
What do you do to build an inspiring, buff character?
love you more than stopping to ask myself hard questions xxx