May Powerful Word – TRUSTWORTHYNESS – Week 1

This week, we’re talking about trust, lying and telling the truth. These days we hear a great deal about deception in the news and in other media. It seems that lying has become fodder for entertainment. But lying and truth-telling can have enormous effects on a relationship–personal, business, or otherwise. Can we have dependable friendships, work successfully together towards a goal, or be great leaders if we lie? Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote; “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” Do you believe that–or is a one time or every once in a while lie OK? Does lying destroy a relationship or is it just part of what makes relationships…human? This week your Powerful Thought Assignment is to get honest about your relationships. Can you really trust your friendships, partnerships, and teams/classes of which you are a part? Why or why not?