Posts Tagged With: trust
“The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.” Elizabeth Gilbert
I love this quote by Elizabeth. Blight is most commonly referenced to plants and is caused by a fungi that made the leaves spot and curl. The leaves of course are vital to the health of the plant. When the leaves spot and curl it ultimately results in the plant growing sick and dying.
Building trust in the workplace is essential to building the culture of your dreams. We would do well to stop looking for “dream jobs” and instead start creating them.
You never know… perhaps the ultimate dream job may be helping others create and realize theirs. That is if they trust you enough to accept your help.
We don’t just need to trust our dreams…. we need trust just to have them.
Recovering from the “Hit and Run” – I remember when Stephen Covey was asked how to rebuild trust after it was broken.(organizationally or individually) His answer was profoundly simple. After emphasizing that do so is never an easy task, and one that generally takes a lot of time, he said that the best way that he knew to go about it was to “Make a promise and then keep it. Then do it again, and again, and again.” He emphasized that the size of the promises made as not important…but not breaking them was essential.
Speaking of Trust – Most are probably aware of the “Harlem Shake” video trends. I was aware of it..but didn’t know it would hit so close to home.
A couple of weeks ago Rebecca and I were away for a weekend leaving the kids in charge of themselves. They love it when we go away and assure us that “they have it handled”. We always come home to a very clean house, bathed and happy children – with the little ones saying how much fun they had with their big brothers and sister…BUT we’re never really sure what goes on while we are gone. This time however we caught it all on video…check it out.
Shake it today… and BUILD TRUST
Today I wan to talk about TRUST.
Without boring you to tears with the details… someone took advantage of my son yesterday and took over one of his FaceBook fan pages. He has gathered a staggering 766,000 likes on it and was just starting to get some advertising offers. Sadly, we apparently need Tom Cruise and the Mission Impossible Team to get help from FaceBook. Literally there seems to be no way to penetrate Facebooks “we don’t talk to our users firewall”. HELP REQUEST!! So if any of you know anyone that can help my Jake get his page back… I would love your help. Thank you.
Now for the today’s thought… (the picture above was sent in yesterday by Marci..-thanks) It was just what I needed after a few frustrating hours trying to get my sons page back. More than that though was the absolute disappointment of being lied to repeatedly and conned by a person who seemingly did it just for the enjoyment of doing it. I felt like someone had broken into our home and taken something valuable… TRUST.
TRUST — I am blessed in the vast majority of my relationships to enjoy high levels of trust. My wife tells me I am “too trusting”…and perhaps she is right. (She usually is). But for my part I like trusting people, I like leading with trust and I like living in trust. I am always embarrassed when I do things that
diminish trust. Things like …forgetting to follow through, return a phone call or e-mail, or even show up late to a meeting. These might seem like little things…but in the world and context of trust…. the little things can be the biggest things of all.
Stephen Covey was once asked how trust might be restored after it was lost or diminished. His reply was simple and profound. He said it takes time, and consistency…but the best way he knew to restore and build trust was to “Make a promise and keep it.” It doesn’t matter if the promise was big or small…only that it was kept. Then after it was kept… a make another one and keep it…. repeat, repeat, repeat.
One of my heroes (a great teacher in my life) said this.. “It is better to be trusted than to be loved”.
I didn’t get it at first…because I was young and thought that being loved and loving others was better was more important than anything. But the more I thought about it.. the more sense it made. Love is important… no question about it. But you can love someone and not trust them… in fact this is very common. So would you rather be loved and not trusted…or trusted and not loved?
I conclude that for my part … I would rather be trusted.
Trust is a must!! Make it a great day… and live it like the gate was left open and you are free to build relationships…of trust!
A post from Kristine Carlson
As part or our early morning ritual, my late husband Richard and I would have our coffee, meditate, and repeat this prayer: “Divine love, play me as an instrument in your finely tuned orchestra of life.” Hence, the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff book series came from that prayer and the chapters of our life together.
By asking to be an instrument or vehicle, I surrender my ego to divine love.
Letting go of my problems to divine guidance sure makes life feel easier. When I can release my worries and stress, I can then return to the moment where life is happening now.
The five-pointed path of the S.T.A.R.R. mantra for life—Surrender, Trust, Accept, Release, and Receive—applies to everything, including love, loss, and even traffic.
For more on this post, click here: http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/08/19/the-s-t-a-r-r-of-letting-go