I listened to a brief interview on NPR a few days ago. It was with David Brooks, author of, The Road To Character. Did you catch it?
I haven't read the book - so I can't vouch for it, but the title is interesting enough. The interview starts out with the idea that career success ultimately does not make you happy - and then moves through several more note-worthy examples and themes.
I wanted to follow up and complete my "WORK" post and my "PLAY" post with this "CHARACTER" post because no matter what we work at and how well we work at it, and no matter what we play at and how great we play at it...it is our character which brings a greater source of self-fulfillment, happiness, and meaning to our lives and those we interact with.
I definitely have plenty to develop in this area, but I am happy to realize it.