Four factors Damian Hinds identifies as 'character';
- 1. You have to believe you can achieve.
- 2. You have to be able to stick with the task in hand.
- 3. You need to see a link between effort today and payback some time in the future, even if it’s uncertain or rather a long way off.
- 4. You need to develop the ability to bounce back from the knocks that life inevitably brings to all of us.
Those four things would also set you up to a be a pretty good fraudster or bank robber. We want you to use strength of character to be good in the world and that is where virtues and values come in.
So character must be grounded in virtues, in strong values.
I have seen the growth of these traits time and time again when delivering Student Leadership training and development. These 4 aspects of character are crucial skills that stand us all in good stead, not just at school, in exams, at college and in the job market, but in life in general