Your reputation is everything… we have all heard this before.

I think people that people misinterpret that sometimes.  People mistake that your reputation is important with trying to get everyone to like you.

If everybody likes you then you’re not really doing anything of substance…

Anything that’s moving the needle…

Someone is going to be against it because there is always somebody with an opinion out there.

I used to be afraid of people having negative or critical thoughts about me and that went on for years because I wanted to protect my reputation.

When I first started to become really successful in business, I realized that people just don’t remember stuff…

They really just do not remember anything.

You can’t worry too much if you have an awkward interaction with somebody or if somebody is upset with you because they’re not going to remember it.

Especially when people have never met you or never talked to you…

People have never actually had a discussion with you and they dislike you…

It says so much more about them than it does about you.

Whenever somebody gets so worked up and so triggered about what you’re trying to do, whether you’re trying to be successful in business or you’re trying to be successful in some sort of art form or in sports…

These people don’t really care about you…

This is their own issue that they’re dealing with when they’re talking about these things.

They’re telling you what they tell themselves.

Everybody’s got some form of competition for what they’re doing…

But, there really is no need to put other people down, whether it’s your friends, your family, your competitors, it really doesn’t matter.

They’re totally consumed with you…

The trick is that you just shouldn’t be consumed with them.

Somebody told me once that often you’re the topic of people’s conversations, but you don’t even know who they are.

Why even care?

Even if you do know who they are…

Even if you’re the topic of their conversations…

Just don’t let them be the topic of yours.

Stick to what you’re doing…

Keep your head down…

Keep doing great things…

And eventually people forget about it and move on and they’re there.

In the long run, nobody remembers people like that…

Nobody remembers what those people did…

They just sort of drift off into eternity, like an arrow going into a pond, barely slipped through with not even a ripple.

And it’s completely forgotten about.