(vs. Stubbornness)

Willingness to change plans or ideas without getting upset

To practice Flexibility I will:

Life is all about change. Think about how many changes occurred as you grew from a baby into a toddler, from a toddler to a walker? Each new grade in school brought new teachers, new rooms, new rules, new classmates, and new lessons. Then there was old enough to drive, old enough to vote and old enough to drink. Back then we looked forward to change, expected it, prepared for it and accepted it. We couldn’t wait for it. As adults, we also know that the only constant is change. When we resist change, whether it is a simple change in an event or a reorganization at work, we miss the opportunity to grow up just a little bit more.

This month, identify something you have resisted and give flexibility a try.

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. " - Karen Kaiser Clark

"When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.   " - John F. Kennedy


In My School

Educator Bulletin on Flexibility

The Character Council also offers faith-based resources for use in religious schools, church groups and families.

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