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What Truly Defines Your Character?

May 04 2020 – Dominic Abbott

What Truly Defines Your Character?

What Truly Defines Your Character?

It is what you do when no one is watching that truly defines your character.
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As I wrapped up my work day I was still craving something. I still felt unfulfilled. I had this feeling like I hadn’t fully gained everything out of the day that I wanted, needed, and craved.

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I typically cope with this feeling by getting outside and just doing something. I grab my running shoes or get on the bike, and I just go. My mother has always said, “the hardest part is just getting started.”
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I remember this every time I feel the urge to do something, but either lack the will or idea of what to do. If I just get started, I’ll thank myself later.

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This time I grabbed my running shoes and headed out for a trail run with my running companion, Judah, a pure-bread mutt from Burbank, CA. To my surprise the wildflowers were in full bloom, the stream was raging, the waterfall was deafening, and the trail was empty of other hikers.
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Empty from their state of being but not of their presence. Rather than run by the trash that scattered the trail side, as I have done several times before leaving it to the next person to pick up, I decided to do my small, insignificant part and pick up what I could. Because, I want my character to be that of a person that does their small part for the greater good of us all.

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Words by @freshlikecherry Aka Dominic from the KETL Mtn. Team :)

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