Is there anything in your life–whether it’s your responsibility or not–that’s seriously tarnished your reputation? Were you able to get past it? There is something in mine and to answer my second question: so far, not completely. Read bombusbobidae’s piece on Reputation to hear more:
“A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” – Proverbs 22:1
How many of us consider how the choices, decisions, looks, or the things we say, reflect our reputation before we make, do, or say them?
When I was in high school, my lack of self-acceptance pushed me to search for acceptance from boys. Over time, I ended up giving myself a poor reputation, which ultimately lead to an even lower self-esteem.
Often times we forget the value of making that first impression and carrying out, through our actions the right things that would allow us to keep it. Back then, I didn’t understand the importance of a good name. It supersedes any amount of gratification that materialistic things can give you or the status they may bring.
Today, my reputation is tarnished; however, I do everything I can to…
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