In my classes and lectures, I talk about the 5 different sections of people’s characters.
The first section is the GERM section. Germs eat and destroy everything good. No matter what, this character can’t seem to stop being negative and only has one purpose, to tear down everything and everyone around him.
The second section is the MINERAL/ROCK character. When you kick a rock, it moves for a bit, then it stops. Then it just sits there waiting to be kicked again. This kind of person is not self-motivated. You have to kick, pull, and micro-manage this person in order for them to do anything.
The third character is the VEGETABLE. A carrot has only one purpose: to be a carrot. This character is only interested in himself.
The fourth character is the ANIMAL. This character has ability and awareness, but can’t organize himself, has no creativity, no focus. Like a dog who runs from this place to that place.
The fifth character is the HUMAN. This person thinks and has awareness and the power of choice. The human character has the ability to use body, mind and spirit in everything he or she does.
What kind of character are you? Are you self motivated or do you sit around, waiting for someone to tell you what to do?
If you see something that needs to be done – the trash needs to be taken out, the door needs to be closed, the chairs need to be straightened out – do you do it? or do you pass by without even acknowledging it?
Are you only focused on yourself or do you have no focus and no creativity?
Let’s all strive to be HUMANS in our lives. This means having compassion for people around us, especially for our friends and family and for the significant people in our lives. This means having awareness, creativity and thought. If something needs to be done, don’t just walk by it. Do it.
27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow” – when you now have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28
I love you!