Archive for August, 2010

Character or Reputation

August 16, 2010
One of the most common obsessions is worrying about what other people think of us.  The truth of the matter is that most other people are too busy worrying about what we think of them to be thinking about us.  You’re always better off making your decisions based on what you know to be right or wrong than to worry about what other people think.  I like the way Wayne Dyer put it when he said that we truly become free when we are independent of the good opinion of others.

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-John Wooden