3 Realistic Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 163)
“Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.”
— Seth Godin
Vulnerability keeps us on the road of improvement. We may never get to our ideal self fully. But striving in that direction is more than enough. Transparency is the glue that binds hearts, creates meaningful relationships, and establishes an environment where people are willing to stick it out with each other. None of us are perfect and even if we were to live forever on earth, we’ll never reach ultimate perfection. Truth and trust are the closest we will get to a sincere and consistent place of living.
Here are 3 signs you’re doing just fine:
1. You face your insecurities. We all have insecurities of one kind or another. Even the best of us do. The difference is in how we deal with them. While some hide theirs, others are courageous and face theirs. You don’t stress about your insecurities but you also don’t run from them. You face them and even embrace them as your own.
2. You trust. Trust is a two-way street. You have people around you that you trust and rely on. And likewise, other people can say the same thing about you. Trust is the starting point for all human connections. Not to be able to trust anyone is a dangerous and self-defeating sign of a much deeper problem. Life is a juxtaposition of hope and pain; the point of balance is trust.
3. You practice awareness. You pay attention to the world around you, to what is going on in your environment and even outside of your environment. Things and people rarely catch you off guard. Last minute changes don’t surprise you. If you don’t know something, you inquire about it. A healthy — not paranoid — awareness of the world keeps us thinking, creating, and acting on our best ideas and intentions.
“A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.”
— Harold MacMillan