Monday, June 20, 2011

How To Be Trustworthy for Fun and Profit (New Thought Message, 6/26/11)

To be trustworthy is the essence of success...

You have a lot of people in your life--family, friends, colleagues. Most of them do not trust you 100%. Surprised? Don't be. Few of us are so trustworthy that everyone in our life would tell it to the world. So, with that in mind, a short and to the point way to become as trustworthy as is humanly possible. The reward? Your own personal fulfillment. That's right. The more trustworthy you are, the more you will trust the universe and the more you trust the universe, the more it will show its gifts to you. Good stuff, eh? Let's see, now, how you fare. 

The Three Keepers of Trust...

Imagine a scale from 0 to 100. For each of these keepers, give yourself a number on the scale to see where you stand. Be honest. No one will know but you. And it matters a lot.
  • Keep your promise, your commitment, your word. You will often find justification for breaking your promises. Even when others say they understand, your trustworthiness has just dropped. You're a little late, you forget the date, you miss an anniversary. Do your utmost to quit finding justification. The best way? Don't break your word. 
  • Keep your heart and mind open. This can be tough, especially if someone close to you shares something with you that makes you nervous, goes against your values, is perhaps illegal. How do you handle it? Let all you know that you will not go against your own values. Still, remain open. People need to feel they can talk to you. Can they?
  • Keep your mouth shut. How often do you talk about other people when they are not present? Every day? Probably. Can you stop that? Not easily. Are you willing? That's your call. Gossip and sharing the secrets of others is the quickest way to lose the trust of those around you.
Simple, but not easy. And it's important to remember that this is a journey rather than a destination. Almost no one will ever score an even 300 on this little scale. But wherever you find yourself, you can always do better. 

Again, as you become more trustworthy, you find yourself in a trustworthy universe. You will see more of what seem to be miracles. You will receive gifts, advantages, ideas that you wouldn't even notice as a distrusting person.

Ah, distrust. Along with self-pity, distrust is right up there as a major block to your spiritual awareness and awakening. Learning to be, and practicing to be, more trustworthy allows your heart and spirit to recognize just how wonderful your life is, your relationships are, and that you live a grand world. 

Success on every level is guaranteed.

Trust me.


  1. Hi there. I found your blog via a comment you left on someone else's awhile ago.

    As for the Three Keepers of Trust. I wish more people would read and follow them. Especially the first one. If you can't stand behind your own word then how can you every be trusted with anyone else's?

  2. Thanks for your thoughtful words. I agree. Trust is one of the hardest characteristics to develop and maintain. It's all in the practice.


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