To put myself in a sincere frame of mind, I examine my motives. I check that my thoughts are free from resentments and anxiety. I ask myself what would serve the common good rather than just my own interests.
I open my heart before I open my mouth.
I express my true feelings. I let my family and friends know how much they mean to me. Allowing myself to be vulnerable deepens my relationships.
I ask for what I want. I know that being direct is the most effective approach. I reduce the risk of misunderstandings and delays. Even if things turn out differently than I hoped, I know that I gave it a good try.
I offer genuine praise. I give others credit for making an effort and persevering through obstacles. I recognize their positive actions and personality traits.
I share constructive feedback. I focus on collaboration and helping others to enhance their performance. I create a calm environment before I deliver criticism that could be difficult to hear. I balance criticism with compliments and ask coworkers for their suggestions.
I provide comfort. My words and actions show my friends and family that I am there for them. I listen patiently and validate their experiences.
I live up to my commitments. I follow through on what I promise. I earn the trust of others.
Today, I practice sincerity. I speak my mind with love and respect for myself and others.
- What can country music teach me about speaking sincerely?
- How does sincerity make me stronger?
- What is one thing I have been reluctant to say to someone who is important in my life?