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The One Resolution You Must Keep

Chances are good you made at least one resolution for 2013. Last year, I made 12 of them. A year later, I can confidently say that I have kept three and a half of them

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I promise to take a good look at myself from time to time.

and have adopted them as part of my life. (I give myself partial credit for one that I’ve kept some of the time.) Honestly, I made no effort on the other eight.

Whether you kept your resolutions last year or not does not matter. The year is over. It is done. What matters is whether you are where you want to be in your life.

This year I’ve only made one resolution and it’s a resolution that each of us would do well to keep. Continue reading

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Do You Trust First, or Trust Last?

A few weeks ago I talked about being trustworthy. The other side of being trustworthy is being able to trust. Trust is critical to our success in our professional and personalDo You Trust First or Trust Last, Brad W. Smith photographer, LifeIsHOTBlog, statue of heads of woman and man facing away from each other, heads are joined at the back of the head.

lives. Some of us seem to be hardwired to trust others. Others find it harder to trust. To know what type of person you are, ask yourself this simple question: do you trust others until you have reason to believe they are not trustworthy? Or, do you expect others to prove to you they are trustworthy before you trust them? Continue reading

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How to Be Trustworthy

The most important assets we have are our relationships with others. This is true in our professional lives as managers, subordinates and colleagues, and in our personal lives as spouses,

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We earn the trust of others when we show we are trustworthy.

parents, children and siblings. The strongest relationships are built on trust. Because lasting trust is earned, we need to know how to be trustworthy in all things if we want to succeed in building and keeping strong and well-functioning relationships. We earn the trust of others when we are consistently and authentically trustworthy. Continue reading

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