We often worry about what other people think of us. What do our neighbors think of us? Do we have a good reputation? But I think the most important thing is to worry about what is deep inside of us. What defines us as a human being as a person? And I believe that is your character.
Character is what defines us in so many situations. How do we handle a challenging situation? When there is a moral dilemma which path do, we choose? As we choose our paths, we define what our character is to the world.
So instead of worrying about your reputation which is just somebody’s opinion of you. Take more long term think about What’s in your character.