Character Creates Opportunity – Welcome: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Welcome to the Character Creates Opportunity blog!

I am David Esposito and I will be writing the content for the blog.

At Harvest Time Partners, we created the brand Character Creates Opportunity to support and encourage our clients with the truth that it is our CHARACTER that enables lasting success in accomplishing our hopes and dreams.

Our world continues to grow in complexity, intensity, and uncertainty.  There are no “Secret Formulas” or “Ten Easy Steps” to lasting success in our uncertain world.  Only our CHARACTER will create the opportunity over time to achieve lasting success, regardless of our environment.  This blog will be a forum to reinforce the importance of CHARACTER in making a positive impact in our relationships and our businesses.

As we move forward with content for this blog, it is important to start with how we, at Harvest Time Partners, define a few key terms:

Character:  Character is our internal compass or internal sense that drives our thoughts, decisions, and actions.  Character is built and strengthened over time by thoughts, decisions, and actions that are based on principles like trust, loyalty, commitment, and perseverance.

Success:  Success is defined as achieving near term goals in a manner that forms the foundation to achieve even greater goals in the future.

In addition, I want to put a few items out on the table as we get started:

(1) I am no expert.  I am on this journey of trying to reach my full potential like everyone else.  I have been blessed with some experiences and learnings that I hope will help others, but at the same time, I look forward to being an active participant on this learning journey.

(2) In the words of Yogi Berra, “It is Déjà vu all over again.”  Or, if you prefer, from the Book of Ecclesiastes, “There is nothing new under sun.”  In the world of personal and professional development, there are new “techniques” that emerge over time to help people deal with certain situations in our changing world, but the principles of lasting success are timeless.   So in many aspects, what I will be communicating in this blog will most likely be concepts you are familiar with from other sources.  I hope to communicate them in a manner that supports and encourages you to be more consistent in applying these truths on your journey to reach your full potential.

One final note, the readers of this blog will most likely be adults.  However, I would like to remind all of us that the development of character begins early in life.

“You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression is more readily taken…Anything received into the mind at that age is likely to become indelible and unalterable; and therefore it is most important that the tales which the young first hear should be models of virtuous thoughts…”  Plato’s Republic

I would encourage you to share the content from this blog and the concept that Character Creates Opportunity with children and adolescents.

Thank you for participating in the journey to build and strengthen character.

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