Consider these strategies when you want to learn to trust:
Learning to trust is one of the most important elements of life. Those who trust others live calmer, more emotionally stable lives. Every bit as important, those who live their lives in ways that are trustworthy will no doubt be living their best lives. Trust can be defined as complete confidence in a person, plan or situation. Trust is also the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others. Essentially, when we trust someone, we have confidence or faith that they’ll behave a certain way.
Consider these strategies when you want to learn to trust:
Are you trying to lead a life where you are committed to displaying excellence in everything that you do? This is a wonderful way to lead your life. One way to reach this point is by taking ownership and responsibility for all of your actions.
Once you 'own' your choices and accept the consequences you will be viewed as a person who can be respected. Other people will see you as someone who can be counted on, and this is a huge trait to own.
The easiest way to display ownership is by...
If you occasionally feel challenged by the views of friends and family, you know how frustrating it can feel to realize that you have no control over their thoughts or responses. The good news is that you can always change your own perspectives.
If you can train yourself to keep an open mind, you’ll find that new opportunities in your life open up as well. Ensuring that your perspective is open to all possibilities will bring a myriad of good things your way – a whole new world of thoughts, experiences, and adventures.
Consider these advantages of entertaining all your options:
Are you attempting to earn the trust of someone and not getting very far? The reason for this could be that you don’t even trust yourself. The way you portray yourself to others has a lot to do with trust, respect, and sincerity.
If you were to ask someone about trust they would tell you that it is a quality that needs to be earned. People don’t freely give out trust. Do you? So, if you want to earn trust from someone, you need to work on earning their respect first. It takes several things to earn a person’s trust.
You Don’t Need Prozac to Deal With Work! Ten Strategies to Beat Job Stress Without A Prescription From Your Doctor
Many people use medications to treat their workplace stress and anxiety. However, there are ways you can lower stress naturally.Learning these natural coping mechanisms and integrating them into your daily life can greatly alleviate the stress you feel at work.
How you react to events can make a big difference in whether your work time is enjoyable or miserable. A positive attitude can go a long way toward lowering stress, but there are also other techniques you can use to feel more relaxed as well.
“I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” --Michael Jordan.
Great leaders have experienced failures in their pasts, but never quit trying and never gave up. They reach the pinnacles of success by not accepting failure as an option and go on to achieve great things.
Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, your efforts seem not to amount to anything and you feel close to failure. Most of the time you’re telling yourself self-defeating lies and other times you just need to pick yourself up and start all over again.
When you leave the "failure" in the dust and begin again, you’re negating its importance and know that those efforts didn’t work – so now, it’s time to move on to something that does work. No matter where you are in your life, failure doesn’t have to be an option you think about and resign yourself to.
Wallowing in stories of “what might have been” only keep you from accomplishing what you’re capable of. Consider the following truths before you accept failure as an option in your life:
It takes courage to be a leader, but even if you have fears that have kept you from leadership roles thus far, it doesn’t mean that you can’t overcome them and achieve positions of leadership.
Each decision you make in your personal and business life is a testament to your courage. Something as simple as refusing a rich dessert because you want to stay fit takes a certain amount of courage if you have gnawing cravings for sugar.
Other decisions you must make may be monumental and require the courage of a lion. A decision to quit a high-paying job to follow your life’s dream is a major decision that takes courage – and planning. And, some decisions may seem unimportant in the moment, but later you may see that they were life-changing.
So, how do you muster up the inner resources to step out there and go for it?
If you work with a team of people it is important that everyone trusts each other. Otherwise this makes working together extremely difficult. If members aren’t open to sharing their work, or sharing new information, the team will never see awesome results.
As trust between people builds, so do their results. A strong, trusting team can really achieve new heights and hold huge potential. It takes a leader to help build and develop trust in any team setting. Let’s look at how you can do this.
Whether you’re head of a large corporation or head of your family core, the best way to lead is by example. It builds trust and admiration and you can easily get much more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. It’s especially helpful for team leaders to lead by example so they can rally and inspire the group to victory.
Here are a few ways to lead by example – no matter who you’re trying to lead:
Leadership in today’s world requires new leadership values. No longer is a leader simply a person who can make a good photo op and inspiring speech. Today, a leader faces challenges with huge political, economic, and environmental consequences. A leader should have the ability to convince followers (and others) to change destructive habits, be good communicators, and focus more on the participation of women in leadership roles.
Dr. Steve Stutz, CTACC is a certified Life Coach, spiritual director, and conference/ workshop speaker. He lives in the Houston, TX metro area and specializes in the helping people sort through the complexities of modern life to discover their passions, gifts, and personal style.