The event lead to pondering what lead me to my initial action. Did I hold a lack of respect for the individual who had shared the information? Or did I see the person was untrustworthy in the confidentiality of the information? We could debate whether either of these attributes, trust and respect, are at the core to honoring another’s request.
However, Just For Today when you enter into a conversation, whether it is with a stranger such as the grocery cashier or your partner of 20 years, be aware of the respect and trust you feel in the encounter. Which comes to you first? Does it matter the order? How do these values affect the results of your exchange?
The way we interact with each other in our world today, are respect and trust key to building a relationship, that goes deeper than sharing weather and sports news? Do all the results we suffer or celebrate begin in conversation that comes from encounters that embrace trust and respect … respect and trust.
For the next 24 hours assess your trust, assess your respect, for and with those around you; see, feel if maybe, just maybe, a shift in your trust and your respect improves your encounters, your relationships.