“When a man’s fight begins with himself, he’s worth something.”
– Robert Browning
I’ve always taken this quote to mean that we sometimes fight/struggle because someone is trying to make us do something we don’t want to do, or become someone we don’t want to be. But when you decide yourself what you want to do and be, and fight your own weaknesses (your flaws, laziness, fears) to accomplish it, that’s character. It’s doing what we feel is right, rather than doing what comes easily. Is that how you would read it?