Thinking creates reputation because the way we think, over time influences our action.
Seems straightforward enough:
Thinking > Decisions > Actions > Results > Reputation
I would add here that our thinking is largely influenced by both who we surround ourselves with and what information we consume (read, watch, listen to).
For if you see yourself as an unlucky and hopeless degenerate, you will soon start acting like one. And we can all see how you are acting.
You carry it in your shoulders and in your eyes. Your kids see it too, if you want to know the truth.
Where do you start?
“Stay with me here. Every decision you ever made—the best ones and the worst ones—were, at their base, merely a product of your thinking at that time. It is one’s thinking that governs the decisions one makes every day. “Decisions about what to do and how to do it become one’s actions. “Actions produce results of one kind or another, and those results are seen by everyone. “Over time those actions and their results work in tandem to create what we call a reputation . . .”
-Andy Andrews, The Noticer Returns