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.

Self-Reflection Questions:

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?