“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
A strong, positive reputation is desirable by most of us and much effort goes into establishing and maintaining a good reputation. However, the real deal truly is a person’s character. Establishing solid character traits such as honesty, reliability, respect, honor, dependability, etc. are the elements that develop strong roots and a trunk that supports a wide network of branches that brings life to all. Which would you choose to develop: Character or Reputation?