Character is defined by the stripped away you. Take everything away and it will be revealed. But in saying that; character is influenced, modeled and chiseled by the people around us and through our adoption of our environment settings. As we mature and grow wiser we learn to live reactively to whatever life throws at us. But to ensure improvements, a better success rate, and an overall higher standard, you will need to be surrounding yourself with people who have a higher standard than yourself.
Tony Robbins has said, your life is a reflection of your standards, or what you’re willing to tolerate.
At the same time, We get to an elite level because we’ve done the work underneath. We get there because we RAISE OUR STANDARDS and won’t tolerate anything less than the very best. This is what it takes to be a true master.