You human? Then let me
tell you something about yourself!
You've got 3 switches inside. Each one
is either on or off. So how many combinations does that make… Okay I’ll give you some help. If O
stands for on, and X stands for off, we get the following 8 combinations.
1: O – O – O
2: O – O –
3: O – X – O
4: O – X – X
5: X – O – O
6: X – O –
7: X – X – O
8: X – X – X
Those 3 switches
are: Emotion / Action / Reaction Time.
Take number 1,
for example: a person who gets emotional about everything, is always on the go, and reacts fast, at
times without thinking, is the temperament we would call “Choleric,” the hothead, the one who
explodes, but forgets about it 5 minutes later.
Now you tell me
enough about yourself such that I can figure out your 3 switches and I can tell you a whole lot
about what tendencies you've got, what kind of person you are, without even knowing
You want to become an excellent baseball pitcher? The first
thing you do is figure out if you are left or right handed. It’s a given.
Same with the development of your Character – it’s your job to
figure yourself out.
God gave you a specific
temperament. Only once you know yourself well, i.e. your natural tendencies, will you—with the help
of his Grace—be able to better yourself, slowly but surely.