People Can’t Change Character But They Can Change Habits?

Unfortunately many people will tell you that a person’s character can not be changed.

However, we all know people who have changed their habits.

So people can change.

People change all the time.

Changing habits is really just a change in character.  All it takes to change, to improve, is the humility to recognize there is room for improvement and a reason to care about making the change.  From there effort, teamwork, courage, discipline and perseverance come into play. Finally, leadership and awareness will allow one to help others to change, to grow, to improve.

A durable change in habit requires a durable change in character.

You may know it all but I sure don’t.  I learned a few valuable things today about changing habits and changing character by watching this short CNN piece.

CNN VIDEO: Dr. Sonjay Gupta: How to Break Bad Habits and Form New Ones


About coachbillmoore

Educator/Author/Speaker/HS & NCAA Coach Character Coach Read Coach Moore’s book “On Character and Mental Toughness” Paperback available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. "The measure of your character and mental toughness is the space between what you are doing and what you could be doing." -Coach Bill Moore
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1 Response to People Can’t Change Character But They Can Change Habits?

  1. coachcox25 says:

    I see kids change character frequently. Not something that happens overnight of course, but over time, it happens. That is why I strive everyday I come in contact with a young athlete or student, I make an effort to stress the importance of character.

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