What is character?
It’s the will to do what is right, even when it’s not easy.
It’s deciding ahead of time what is not negotiable.
Count on it, the day will come when so called ‘progress’ calls for compromising your convictions. In that moment, what hangs in the balance is your moral authority. So you must be clear about your convictions.
Success doesn’t make things easier, it raises the stakes. It’s a lot easier to win a title than defend it. With success comes the inclination to see yourself as the final authority on right and wrong.