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From My Heart: Credibility

Sat, 01 Mar 2008 14:38:00
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To Whom It May Concern:

Hi, it’s me again. Just one person talking to another from the heart. I want to talk today about surviving off your own credibility. I try to maintain my credibility every day. Yes, I do fall short now and then, but every time I try my best to survive off my own credibility from start to finish, I find that the result is always positive. What is credibility? To me, it is a daily practice of trying to do what is right and just, not only for myself, but for everyone involved.

When I was a younger man, I worked for a company in a lower level position than I was qualified for. I took the job because I had to provide for my family. I couldn’t let my pride prevent me from taking the job. The cost would have been too great. Credibility begins when you take what you have, and make it work positively for yourself AND for others. In that low level job, I created a job de scri ption for myself, which the manager adopted and used for everyone in my position. He then promoted me to a higher position after just two months.

Again, working with what I had been given in my new position I presented time management techniques that saved the company money, and I was promoted to a higher position after another two months. Within a year I was in a top-level management position after starting from that lower level position. Now I could provide for my family even better. In a two-year time span I was sent to five different branches of the company to help them thrive.

I’m not just tooting my own horn. Going through that experience wasn’t easy. I went through trials and tribulations, but by using good work ethics and following through with my job, I was able to grow and become stronger and greater in my endeavors. No, it wasn’t easy. Many times I was frustrated and fell into the emotional traps that go with feeling like I could be doing better. At times I felt like I wasn’t benefiting from the whole experience, but I was. I was learning. Lessons learned and developing good character can sometimes be more valuable than the size of your paycheck. These lessons will help you thrive in future endeavors.

I didn’t always have credibility. When I was a much younger man I didn’t always behave credibly on the job. I thought the world owed me everything. If things didn’t go my way, it was because ‘they’ were out to get me. Why should I work hard to make someone else some money? This attitude is why I obviously had to move on to the next job, if they would have me.

I don’t want to be the person who borrows money and doesn’t pay it back. If I’m going to be passionate about asking for it, I should be passionate about paying it back. Credibility establishes trust. When I say I’m going to do something, I do everything I can to follow through. I do fail. But it’s not for a lack of trying. I believe the quest for credibility forces us to be more disciplined in our lives. It’s not easy to follow through with everything, but we should always try. Surviving off your own credibility means you take responsibility for the outcomes in your life by doing what is right. Gain your own credibility. I find that when I don’t survive off of my own credibility, I am not surrounded by positive people. I hope it is obvious to all that credibility has nothing to do with your ethnic background, your financial status, or your level of education. I have realized that a person may not like me, but if I have a lot of credibility, they will respect me. These are just my experiences. If I have reached the heart of just one person, I will feel I have been of some worth today. I am not judging anyone, so please do not judge me.

Your humble servant

 
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