November 5, 2008 · Relationships

The topic of trust has been coming up for me over the last few weeks, both personally and with clients…

  • What does it mean to trust someone?
  • What does it mean to be trusted?
  • How can we learn to trust others more?
  • How can we show others that we can be trusted?

I have become aware that when there is a lack of trust it seems to be because we are afraid. We are afraid that we will not get the outcome that we want, that someone we care about may get hurt or we may get hurt.

Part of the process of trusting is to identify our desired outcome and boundaries – what would we like to have happen and where are our limits. We then need to be able to communicate this information clearly and the finally we need to be able to let go of the outcome and trust that whatever happens will be absolutely perfect even though it may not be exactly what we wanted to have happen. I have learned that some of the best opportunities turn up when things don’t go quite as expected.

So what is your experience with trust? Have you had to learn to trust others, or even your self, and how did you do that? I’d love to hear and learn from your experiences so please feel free to add a comment below. And if you need support in how to set clear outcomes and boundaries call/ text me on 0212 406 535 or email heather@inspirationscoach.co.nz to set up a time to chat.

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