High character people accept change and seek personal improvement over time.
High character people exhibit consistent, positive, and intentional commitment to high character.
Persevering as a character-builder is the only thing that is truly 100% within every leader's personal control. This means there is hope for personal change today that is not dependent on change in others or in our circumstances. Our conscience drives our convictions; these convictions drive our conduct, regardless of our past, our current circumstances or setting that are non-supportive, cynical or hostile.