Building a good character can help you make good choices, develop self-esteem, and become a responsible and caring individual. Character can vary from person to person and can be specific to an individual. A person’s character is determined by how they think, feel, react, and behave.
To build a good character, learn more about the Six Pillars of Character:
- Trustworthiness – Be honest, loyal, and keep your promises.
- Respect – follow the golden rule and be considerate of others’ feelings.
- Responsibility – Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes.
- Fairness – Play by the rules and don’t take advantage of others.
- Caring – Be kind, compassionate, and forgive others.
- Citizenship – Do your share to make your home, school, and community better.
As you build one pillar of character, it can help improve other areas of your character which is just how exercise can work. When you perform an exercise such as squats, you are building muscles in your legs. Having stronger muscles in your legs, it makes exercise like running or biking easier. You may not realize it at the time, but by doing squats you are improving your ability to do other exercises in the future. When you practice the Six Pillars of Character, you may not realize it at the time, but you are building behaviors and values that will positively impact you in your future.
To get moving and start building your character, check out our Character Counts challenge!
Here’s how you do it!:
- Print off our Character Chain Worksheet
- Cut the Six Pillars of Character strips out
- Place all the strips into a container
- Draw out one pillar at a time and complete the movement for 30 seconds
- After you complete the movement, connect the ends of your pillars to make a chain link
- Repeat the process until you complete your chain
- Submit your challenge HERE