STOP AND THINK – You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. (James A. Froude, 19th century English historian)

No doubt, we would all like to be known for our sterling character, but wishing for such a reputation won’t make it happen. Character, as Froude suggests, is developed over time by an unspoiled reputation, demonstrated by a person’s actions and attitude. You work at being the best person you can be and let others acknowledge the character you’ve developed.

A good name is more desirable than great riches (Proverbs 22:1).