Sept 24, 2012 – Are you entrusting with clarity? Have you been baffled into submission regarding a decision or a compromise? What I mean by this is, did you not entirely understand something presented to you, but accepted it anyway because the person presenting it to you had more knowledge or experience and convinced you to proceed in spite of your lack of clarity? Knowledge is power, and knowledge should build your confidence, not confuse you or make you feel less capable or confident in yourself. When it comes to someone else’s advice or expertise, which you are counting on to guide you and make better decisions, you have the right to expect to fully understand exactly what you will receive, what the options are and what it truly means as it relates to what you are trying to achieve.
Take an MM&I Moment to list any and all questions you still have in spite of initially accepting what was presented. Note what makes you uneasy or less confident in yourself as a result of the exchange. Trusting someone’s expertise certainly is necessary in areas where you lack training, knowledge, or experience. However, trust is earned through mutual respect and understanding. If you are being expected to blindly trust, then you may be agreeing to decisions that won’t serve you well in the future.
Synergized Quote of the Week
“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough” – Frank Crane
Yours in synergistic thinking,