“Our distrust is very expensive…Self-trust is the first secret of success.” Emerson
“Being connected and personal is to be in the process of discovering and accepting each other…trust begets trust; fear escalates fear.” Jack Gibb . author of Trust: A New View of Personal and Organizational Development
Trust is . . . is a critical part of being human. It’s as simple as that. If we can’t trust and openly share who we are, our sense of self-worth diminishes—and we won’t trust others or ourselves ” Dr. Carl Rogers
Reflection: In another post I defined trust.
Here are some of my random reflections and comments about trust that I have learned in over thirty years of listening to and observing others when they are talking about trust.
The unexpected truth behind building trust, connecting with others, and inspiring collaborative action is belief in yourself and others “to do what they say they will do”. ( DWYSYWD)
When we are sincere and authentic we usually earn other people’s respect and trust. They begin to open up and now are more amenable to influenced and change. Imposing our point of view only makes others defensive and resistant to change.”
Action Assignment: Complete the following sentence to get at how and why you trust others.
Then reflect on your sentence and try to figure out whether you give trust freely to others or they have to earn trust.