It is amazing the value we give to spoken word. Truly, the meaning of words takes on life based upon tone, delivery and authenticity. We must also be especially conscious of the words that we use in our language and thoughts, particularly as it relates to us specifically.
Most important is the measurement we place on ourselves and others in relation to how words and actions align or not. When outcomes betray what has been spoken, our reaction or response is an indicator of the value we place on what is said.
This is where authentic trust begins or ends.
If you cannot trust, it is likely that you cannot be trusted. The way to have virtually anything you want is to simply give it. I am not advocating blind trust, rather prudent, responsible trust that provides an environment of growth.
Our past can teach us how we have consistently betrayed ourselves when breaches of trust occurred. The unfortunately reality is that we hold onto, grip desperately at our experiences and refuse to take the lesson from them. This only exacerbates the problem and makes loving others that much more difficult.
Want to be free? Free yourself from your past.
When push comes to shove, it’s time to make our position known. How many times have we retreated at this challenge? Good actors can play it off or even create a showing that makes a difference. When predator-types are involved, it is imperative to be aware of their intentions and even more important to solidify our intentions.
We will constantly be offered a choice at each and every moment of our lives. The individuals we respect and admire take a stand for something greater than shallow wants and desires. Higher context will always prevail. People honor integrity that is authentic.
The thoughts constantly arise…
“I don’t know how…,”
“What will they think if me…,” all designed to stop us dead in our tracks, inflicting paralysis. How often do we let ourselves be stopped by such limiting conversations? Imagine the great inventors, scientists and creators that didn’t let themselves to be daunted by such thoughts.
Now imagine your dreams being freed to come true by simply going through the fear. Yes, failure is an option, yet most great accomplishments have been preceded by greater challenge. I would not advocate irresponsibility nor lack of prudence.
Taking chances and risks manifest greatness.