To: The Great leaders Who Have a Passion for Continuous Learning
John Wooden, renowned UCLA basketball coach, said: “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” It is character that makes great leaders great. It is that by which they are known, not so much for their great deeds or skills, for without character these would be overlooked. Anne Frank underlines where the ownership of character-building rests: “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” It is forged through experience. Courageous and honest choices made “when no one was looking.”
Character is the bedrock of leadership greatness, shaped and formed in every experience and decision taken. On your magnificent journey remember the words of Charles Spurgeon, British Baptist preacher: “A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” May you touch the hearts of many, inspiring them to lives of extraordinary greatness that they may live their dreams and change the world.
Have a beautiful day and a magnificent week!!!
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