Trust, week 1

We will begin our discussion of a new topic, Trust, during our lessons this week.  We will start off by talking together about the relationship between integrity (one of the tenets of Taekwondo) and Trust.  Our in-class discussion lesson for this week follows below:

“The glue that holds all relationships together — including the relationship between the leader and the led — is trust, and trust is based on integrity.” — Brian Tracy (author)

Trust:  Reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, and surety of a person or thing.

Learning what trust is, and what it means to other people, is the basis of creating relationships.  It is one of the most important building blocks to having meaningful relationships with other people.  To build a foundation of trust, we should be reliable.  We should do what we say we will, and keep our promises.  No matter how big or small a thing may be, if we fail to follow through on our commitments, we create fractures in our relationships with others.  We should honor our promises, so that others know we are dependable.  We should be consistent about this — following through on our word time and again over a long period of time helps to build that foundation of trust with other people.

Discussion Questions:

  1.  When you make a promise, is it important to keep it?
  2.  How would you make a promise to someone — do you have to say “I promise”?
  3.  Do you think you can trust someone who keeps their promises?

Please share your answers to these questions, and your thoughts about Trust, with our school community by using the form below.

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