Trust has been so abused and overrated in our world today. Trust is the foundation for everything we do. All things are subjective, a person’s circumstances has nothing to do with current or past events, but rather their perception of those events, and the attitude and manner in which they choose to approach it. If we can learn to trust one another more, then we can have unprecedented human progress.
What happens when you can no longer trust anymore? What happens when trust gets broken or betrayed? What if your children discredits you and blames you for everything, if all you do is love them? What if your employees experience a culture of bias, exclusion and discrimination? What happens when a technology fail leads to a massive loss of life?
One of the greatest truth about me is that I love humanity and constantly seeking for man’s redemption. I believe there’s more to us than we think or believe. There’s a better version of us at every corner and I have seen first hand how individuals change at top speed.
Can we rebuild trust? Yes, we can. If we are going to rebuild trust, then we must first understand its vital components. There are three components of trust:
. Authenticity: When people sense you are authentic, they are most likely to trust you
. Logic: If people sense that your method or ways of reasoning are bias or rigorous, they are far more likely to trust you.
. Empathy: If people sense that your empathy is directed towards them and not genuine, they are far more likely to trust you.
When these three components are working simultaneously, we have great trust. But if any one of these three components gets shaky, trust becomes threatened.
Do you want to be trusted again? Do you want to project more trust tomorrow than you did today? Then, you have to understand where trust has been weakened and overcome it.
The most common irregularity of trust is empathy. Oftentimes people don’t believe we are empathic towards them for them. They believe we are too self distracted and it’s no wonder we are so busy with so many demands on our time, it’s also easy to crowd out the time and space that empathy requires. If we have to deal with so many things, empathy becomes questioned.
Without the benefits of doubt for trust, everything becomes harder and we have less time for empathy and solidarity.
So here’s what I recommend :
. Identify when, where and to who we are likely to offer your distraction. That should trace pretty perfectly to when, where, who you are likely to withhold your empathic. If within this instances we can come up with triggers that gets us to look up, look at the people in front of us, listen to them, deeply emerse ourselves in their perspectives, then we have chance of being truly empathic.
. Identify the quality of your logic and how you communicate it. The truth is, our logic may be sound, but the way its been communicated is always in jeopardy.
. Identify where you have failed to be authentic. Very often we choose to be someone else so we can fit in and be accepted. When that happens, people will find it difficult to trust you. The best way to be you is to be around people who are like you and understand where you’re coming from. Pay less attention to what you think people want to hear from you and more attention to what your super authentic self needs to say.
It’s easier to teach, educate, mentor, and coach people than to rebuild trust. So, be more trustworthy and try not to loose it.
Blessings and Love ❤️