Building trust can be a challenge – even in the best of times.
In our current situation – with fear and anxiety running high – building trust can seem near impossible.
So, how do we move forward – and still feel safe?
Well, similar to a young child whose bicycle training wheels have just been removed, we must attempt to pedal, know that we might stumble – and that it will take time to gain stability.
And similar to bicyclists – who wear helmets to protect themselves from injury – we should remain aware and cautious.
But – how do we learn to TRUST again? A few simple suggestions:
- Be honest with yourself and others. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19, don’t hide it. Be responsible in your actions. Others will appreciate and admire your honesty – and you will gain their trust.
- Take small steps forward every day. Your sense of safety will rise – and your ability to trust will rise, as well.
- Admit mistakes and demonstrate humility. Authenticity builds trust.
- Have the courage to say, “Yes”, to opportunity – even if it seems foreign or uncomfortable, at first.
The last point is, perhaps, the most important – for without courage, we cannot rebuild. We cannot move forward. Let’s be brave together.
Joshua Sherman, MD – President
Old Mill Road Media