You may be wondering why reputation is important at all. In the age of social media, we are more aware than ever that we are constantly being evaluated by our peers. To place value in what others think of you may seem like one more vain pursuit.
Caring about your reputation doesn’t have to be shallow. When you take time to consider your reputation, it can offer a more objective insight to how others view you.
It’s impossible to have a truly objective view of yourself, so understanding how other people see you may enlighten you to character qualities you could improve.If everyone around you sees you as dishonest, it may be time to ask yourself why they perceive you this way.
Conversely, it may also remind you of the positive traits you forget about yourself. Sometimes others see the light in us when we’re blind to it.
Simply put, taking your reputation into consideration helps you determine whether or not the world sees you becoming the person you want to be.