“Trust is choosing to make something important to you, vulnerable to the actions of someone else”.
I have found this such a beautiful depiction of trust. Brene has broken trust down into 7 key elements- using the acronym BRAVING. Because when we trust we are BRAVING connection with someone else.
Boundaries– there is no trust without boundaries.
Reliability- do what you say you are going to do ALWAYS.
Accountability– when you make a mistake OWN it. Be honest about it. Genuinely apologise for it.
Vault- what we share in confidence should be held in confidence. Respect everyone’s story.
Integrity– Choosing courage over comfort. Actions speak louder words.
Non-judgemental– being raw and authentic without being judged or judging.
Generosity- assume the most generous thing about my words and actions- generous assumption.
“Trust is built in the small, insignificant moments in life. Sliding door moments- where there’s an opportunity to build trust or an opportunity to betray”.
We have all been in a space where trust has been broken and it’s a painful bloody place to be. Throughout my journey, there is nothing more important and I mean nothing, more important than OWNING your shit, being completely honest regardless of the discomfort, pain, consequences and sincerely apologising. And in return I expect the same. It takes courage but oh it’s such a liberating place to be.
“I’d rather be slapped with the truth, then kissed with a lie”.
This video is a profound insight and well worth the view.