Warren Wiersbe wrote somewhere that young ministers seem to be more concerned with reputation rather than with character. Some older leaders do the same – lots of talk about leaving “legacy”.
I think that maybe we should leave the reputation and legacy to God as we strive in his strength to point everyone to his glory. We should be all about making his name famous.
Not every character in the Scriptures is a Paul, but Paul seemed to consider unnamed and unknown believers just as important to the work of the gospel as he might have been.