Are you reliable and dependable? Do you show up and go the distance for your friends? Would you consider yourself to have trustworthiness? That’s a big word packed with a lot of character. People who are trustworthy have a combination of all of these character traits. They are hidden gems in a field of rocks. They are few and far between. But, when you find one, they are precious.
Qualities of Trustworthiness
Trustworthy people are honest and truthful. They tell it like it is. You can count on them to tell you things you may not want to hear or even admit. “That dress doesn’t really look good on you.” They have your back, your best interests at heart. They are quick to counsel when you are about to make a big mistake. You can count on their advice.
They have honed the skills of being reliable and showing up for their friends and family, time and time again. You can depend on them. They won’t leave you hanging. But they also won’t allow you to take advantage of their kindness. They will expect the same trust from you. Trustworthy people know how to keep a confidence. They don’t tell everyone what they know.
So how would you rate yourself when it comes to trustworthiness on a scale of 1 to 10? Do you have what it takes? Would you like to improve? If you want get better at anything in life, you must set the intention, set your mind to it and then focus on completing it. You just have to practice showing up. Practice being reliable. You have to practice being honest time and time again. Then, after a while, you aren’t practicing anymore. It becomes who you are– Someone who is there for your loved ones and friends. Make the effort to go out of your way. Be someone who is dependable, reliable, honest and true. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice and patience to be someone who is trustworthy. You can be that precious gem that is so hard to find.
Schedule it in your planner or calendar and just get started. Start by practicing trustworthiness for 21 days. Then keep going until it becomes who you are. You will be glad you did and so will your family and friends.