Character Versus Reputation

Character is what you do when no one is watching and your reputation is what others perceive you to be. That’s why it’s important that you make the right impression every chance you get. It takes a lifetime to build character and yet reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Remember that the next time you get mad.

President Bill Clinton once ironically said the world would be a different place if they acted with the same scrutiny of the White House (almost 24 hour video and audio surveillance with a full-time photographer taking pictures).

How differently would you live your life or work if you were on camera?

That’s it for today, this is enough to think about – try it just for one day. You’ll see how often you slip up!

1 Response to “Character Versus Reputation”


  • This reminds me of the definition of integrity as someone doing the same thing in every situation, no matter who was watching or would find out. I agree that most people would live differently if there would be full disclosure of all actions. That is sad.

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