I write and deliver on exploring CharacterPurpose and Unity…  as forces for great change, individually and collectively… at school, work, business and community. Most recently, I shared on thinking and solving.

Part of that thinking and solving is about finding our “fit” over simply “fitting in”. Part of that is finding what works for us. In 4 Commands Meant, I finished with “I am examining how daily effort and execution advances Service and achieving progress.” This week, amidst two weeks of pure vacay, I am making huge progress with my own commands meant… and, in particular, with my workouts and health. I am doing so by discovering what truly works for me.

Boxing, dancing, walking and lifting… 30 minutes at a time… all in… twice a day… and loving it. The result is me truly looking forward to the workouts, identifying as a “fighter” and eating and drinking water ever so much better. And this discovery helps me ever better advance my capacity to serve.

It might sound cliché, but the best exercise is the one you will love and look forward to every day. Find it. It is part of your fit. I am no runner nor bike guy. But I love the Bag and boxing and working on that. I will continue. It will serve me to better serve. That is part of my “fit”. What is your joyful exercise? Practice Curiosity in exploring what works. Do you like movement or stillness or in between? Do you like variety or regimen or in between? Do you like swimming, walking, running, biking, lifting, dancing, team sports, contact, hitting? Consider your temperament. Be curious. Explore. Find it and work it. It will help “sharpen the blades” for other areas of your life. Peace.

Barry Lewis Green, The Unity Guy with Epic Engage.

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. ― Abraham Lincoln

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. ― Helen Keller

Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ― Bruce Lee

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life. ― Billie Jean King

Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character. ― Les Brown

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built. ― Eleanor Roosevelt