No doubt a few would have been following the Lance Armstrong saga of late and his downfall and now his trying for redemption in the face of mounting pressure.
Though what ultimately led to Lances down fall was his lack of strong character strengths, namely:
If Lance had exercised these 3 strengths as part of his life he wouldn’t be in the current situation that he finds himself in, for the character strengths of honesty, integrity and sincerity apply in three areas of dealing with:
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If you also look at Tiger Woods and other high profile athletes who fall from grace, you see the same pattern emerge.
Good Character Strengths is part of what I call the Succeeding Mindset and I will be delving into it more in future blogs.
For the opposite of the Succeeding Mindset is the Failing Mindset in which weak character strengths will ultimately trip you up.
Honesty, Integrity and Sincerity – The Core of Strong Character Strengths