“The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.” – Japanese Proverb
I very much agree with this proverb. Your reputation precedes you; if you are honorable and act with sincerity and integrity, you will find long term success. If you act in the opposite manner, you will ultimately find failure.
I’d be honored if you gave me the chance to represent you in the positive manner this proverb alludes to.