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.
1. What can country music teach me about speaking sincerely?
2. How does sincerity make me stronger?
3. What is one thing I have been reluctant to say to someone who is important in my life?