No matter how good your intent is, what you do is what adds to your credibility and not what you intend to do. Because, people see your actions and hear your words, not your intentions or thoughts. Having good intentions alone isn’t enough to build your reputation and guard your heart, but to keep your promises, stay true to your word, stick to your values and beliefs, and be authentic and yourself is what it takes to protect your credibility in daily life and remain reliable.
Personal credibility is an important factor that affects your relationships, career, goals, and quality of life. It has an influence on your soul and can make or break you from within. Credibility flows from one’s character and is an essential aspect of personality. Making self-awareness a priority and adapting to situations without compromising one’s integrity nurtures credibility, making self-improvement a part of life. As we are aware, there are no perfect people, but there are credible people who learn from their mistakes and grow in wisdom and integrity.
Is it not obvious that you do not give a second thought while not willing to trust someone who previously let you down or someone who failed to keep his/her word? Doing the right things for the right reasons is essentially a requirement to remain trustworthy and keep your relationships healthy. Being sure to make only those commitments and promises, which you can keep and refraining from making any promises that you’re sure to not keep helps you not to lose your authenticity.
No matter how wise or intelligent you think you are, everybody is bound to make some mistakes in life at some or the other point. Owning those mistakes with humility and learning from them, doing whatever it takes to correct them is very much essential to preserve your integrity.
Do not lose your credibility
At times, it becomes necessary to push ourselves to adhere to what we believe in and not get influenced by the easy road that doesn’t look harmful, but is definitely not going to convince our conscience. Have you been through situations, where you had an option to take the easier road or stick to your integrity? Although the wrong option is appealing, reminding yourself of what you believe in saves you from regretting your choice and losing your credibility. It makes you stronger and helps others to look up to you.
Your approach to situations, challenges, people, and life influences your character and the way you present yourself. Have your mistakes taught you important life lessons and led to self-improvement? Did a difficult but right path that you chose make you resilient and successful? Cultivating credibility and not giving up when you feel vulnerable, builds your reputation and gives you a sense of worth.
A reputation is built by many factors and ignoring one among the many factors could cost you your reputation. Taking care of the various aspects in life without overlooking them and being authentic with your opinions or advice adds to your credibility, and inspires trust in those who meet you. It is not possible that you do not fail at times in certain areas of life. Using failures as lessons and walking with grace helps you regain what you’ve lost. Once lost, credibility and trust aren’t easy to be regained. Being alert and handling sensitive matters with patience and calmness is essential to keep yourself from getting distracted or losing the right direction in life.
How do you think can one guard personal credibility despite the distractions in a busy world? Do share your opinion in the comments.