Character Builds a Lasting Impression
Firstly, Character Builds a Lasting Impression. Most of the time, people look at you based on what you can do. First impressions are mostly built on the skills and capabilities you show. Whatever is seen on the outside, that would be the judgement of people as to how they see you. But to build connections with people means to interact with them and the way you interact with them gives you a hint of who you really are that is way beyond the first impression. Your attitude towards other people shows your character. In this case, people will remember you not by your skills, but by your attitude towards them.
Character is the Key to Long-Term Success
Second, Character is the Key to Long-Term Success. There is a random quote which says “Skills will put you on the road to success. But your character will determine whether you will last or not.” Let us use the office setting as an example again. Yes, you did perform well during the job interview. You are able to communicate well, you had a very good resume. But was there a time where you experienced being late coming in the office frequently? Or even submitting your accomplishment report late? Have you tried being absent without asking for proper permission from your boss? Have you tried sleeping in the middle of work? You could all have good and acceptable reasons why we tend to do those things one or two times. But when you get to that point where it happens very frequently already, your boss will get the impression that you have a very bad work attitude. And with this kind of attitude, for sure you will be kicked out of the company in no time.
Character Will Make Sense Your Skills
Third, Character Will Make Sense of Your Skills. Reflecting on the first and second points, we find that our skills are totally useless if the attitudes that we have show a very bad impression in the face of others. Our skills are considered more impressive when people know that we have a good character and that we have shown good attitude in using our skills in different areas. Therefore, we must learn first and foremost to build our character rather than using our skills just to show that we are better than everyone else.