2 thoughts on “How to Strengthen Your Credibility

  • April 12, 2017 at 10:38 pm
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    Wow, I am even more of a fan, for what you laid out has been a disappointment for me with others including personal relations. I am disappointed quite often because I do trust that others will do what they say, but it just doesn’t work that way most of the time.

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    • April 13, 2017 at 8:01 am
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      Thank you for your comment, Ish. It is a common struggle and that disappointment can negatively impact any relationship. I do my best to give people the benefit of the doubt, which becomes more difficult when the behavior is repeated. My recommendation for anyone who experiences this disappointment is to have a conversation with the people who do not follow through. Using “I” statements in this conversation is very important, such as “I feel…(frustrated, disappointed) when you have committed to doing something and it does not get done. It impacts the forward progress of what we agreed to by… (whatever the impact has been). Help me understand what gets in the way of following through” Often people are unaware of the impact of their behavior. Helping them to understand the impact without accusing them is the first step in shifting that dynamic.

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