Do you have trust issues? My past experiences basically taught me, other people couldn’t be trusted. Believe me, I had major “trust issues!” But today, I want to show you how I broke through that barrier.
And it truly is a barrier. If you cannot trust, and others have no trust in you, you will never succeed in your business, career or relationships. My distrust turned me into a bitter, hateful person. And to be completely honest with you, had I not learned how to deal with that bitterness and resentment, I would not be alive today! It’s that serious!
If you have a hard time trusting people, you need to look at why. What experiences gave birth to that mistrust of others? Who told you not to trust people? Take the time today to FINALLY get to the bottom of it. Forgive those people! Once you identify your own trust barriers, you can move past them, through forgiveness, and begin to build trust.
We have one guarantee in life: People WILL disappoint you. They will take advantage of you, gossip about you, hurt you. But, if you embrace the Law of Forgiveness, you can move forward, grow and fulfill your destiny.
It’s a fact – whatever you sow, you reap. If you sow mistrust, you reap mistrust. If you do not trust others, they will not trust you… it’s just that simple!
However, using a few key techniques will help you to build that mutual trust:
- Honor is the primary key to successful relationships. People love to be honored. They love to feel special and important. When you make a consistent effort to honor everyone, it becomes easy to build trust through that act of honor.
- Become genuinely interested in people. When people see your interest in building a relationship – not just looking at the “what’s in it for me” angle – they begin to trust you. Manipulation destroys trust, while genuine interest builds trust.
- Humility builds trust. Humility means putting the needs and desires of others, above your own. Hear me on this – it does not mean putting yourself down to make the other person feel better! It means taking the focus off yourself and shining a light on other people. True humility gives credit, where credit is due!
- Consistent follow-through proves your trustworthiness. Your word should be your bond. Making a promise, and then honoring it, speaks volumes. We’ve all heard “actions speak louder than words” and this proves it!
Whether trusting another person scares you, or trust comes as second nature to you, these simple tips will help you to build even stronger bonds of trust with your family, friends, coworkers and clients.
Do you know someone struggling with trust? (Probably more people than you realize.) Go ahead and pass today’s message along to them! Have you struggled with this, in the past or even, currently? I’d love to hear about your experiences and how you’re working to overcome that barrier of mistrust in your own life! Let me know on any of our social media pages!
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In great faith,
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