Connecting to What’s True for You as A Leader






I began thinking about ‘truth’ after my last post when someone commented that my statements where not entirely accurate.  (Read previous post about the “Evergreen and the Redwood” and the comment from the ‘science guy’.)

I am bringing this up because he made a very good point, and I was glad to gain a better understanding, but it also brought something to my mind that needs to be said about sincerity versus truth.

If what I say to you is a statement that begins with, “from my perspective” or “it seems to me” or other indicators that I am speaking from my own personal ‘truth’, then I am not saying that what I am writing is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.  I am simply saying it is true from my perspective.

The confusion comes from speaking without clarifying ‘what’s true for me’ statements.

Very few people are authorities on truth and yet the entire world speaks as if what they are saying is true.  The closest any of us can actually get to speaking the truth is what is true for us out of sincerity.  Sincere people are just that, sincere, but sincerity is not a test of truth.

If you find yourself saying things like, “He/she is so sincere, they must be right.”  You may eventually find your advice giver only speaking out of his or her truth but not being quite accurate.  When that happens you become disappointed.

Everyone who is sincere will build credibility in your mind quicker than those who are not sincere, but keep in mind they may not always reflect what is true for you.   What to do about it?  Research your own information and decide what is true for you in any situation.

Thanks to the ‘science guy’ who commented on my post, I’ve learned what is true for me.  How about for you?

Let me know what you think and whether or not you feel it has merit.  As always, feel free to comment and share.

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13 Responses to Connecting to What’s True for You as A Leader

  1. bobbi says:

    it “seems” it is the aspen tree that shares a vast interconnected root system. and there is actually an albino redwood just as the science guy mentioned. about learning what is true for me…. this is a continuos process. the things i once thought were important have faded and new ideas take their place daily. thanks for sharing your journey and insights.

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    Kellie Reply:

    I couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you for commenting.

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  2. Val Wilcox says:

    Kellie,
    What a great follow-up to clarify your wording in the previous post. As long as I can stay open to learning, I can expand my horizons with knowledge. I had also heard that about the Redwoods and took it at face value. Gave me new thoughts to ponder.
    Thanks,
    Val
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Who Is In Your Target Circle? =-.

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  3. Hi kellie, I so agree with you. We are always free to say what we want to say whether it is the “real truth” or opinion. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..:)
    .-= Jon Alfredsson´s last blog ..5 Reasons Why You Need An Accountability Partner =-.

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    Kellie Reply:

    Hi Jon, nice to see you here again my friend. Thanks for the affirmation. You too Val. I love seeing you guys here.

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  4. I’m quite sure everything we say is from our perspective. I’m not really comfortable with the “my own truth” thing. It’s really a contradiction. If it’s “mine” it’s not truth, or at least not the whole truth. My knowledge is certainly limited. The whole truth, objectively speaking, is out there, but nobody can know it fully, not even a scientist. So whether we qualify our statements or not, when we state a truth, it is inherently relative. And I think… or believe… or contend… insofar as I can tell… that that is The Truth.

    (PS. I’ve always found scientists to be particularly removed from the “Whole Truth” since their “knowledge” is always so limited and focused on only what they are investigating, and in the context of their own pre-constructed truth paradigms).
    .-= David Merrill´s last blog ..Social Media Is The Key To Internet Marketing Success. Part II =-.

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  6. You are so right, truth to one may not be truth to another.
    there are many levels of truth, and to each their own,
    there are some truths that are true in one moment and not in another,
    there are also truths that are never changing,
    each level of consciousness has its own truth and so it matters from where are you coming from?

    and yes this is my truth :)

    blessings and thank you for sharing
    .-= Jeremy Creager´s last blog ..What is the Most Important Relationship You Can Have In Life? Take a Guess, Then Read Below =-.

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  7. Venus :) says:

    Kellie,

    this is a great point. Sincerity is different from truth. And depending on the level of vibration people are, their truth will be different. The higher the vibration, the truer the truth..Still, someone who is operating on a lower vibration will fail to recognize the truth coming from a higher vibration. Even for the same person at different times different things could sound true. Wonderful point.
    Thank you for making it,
    Venus :)
    .-= Venus :)´s last blog ..The Law Of Laws (part 3) =-.

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    Kellie Reply:

    Hi Jeremy, David and Venus,

    I appreciate your dropping by and your comments. Our perception of truth is why two people can hear the same lecture and come out with two different thoughts on what it was about. I trust you will resolve to find higher truths every day and will continue in life with sincere hearts. You will be missed on here so I hope you stop back by often!

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  8. Hey Kellie,

    There is no such thing as “The Truth” only what we perceive as “The Truth”…

    And that should be what “I” perceive as “The Truth”

    “To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.” ~ Irving Wallace

    Thanks for sharing your insight and coming from the heart.

    Love,
    ~ Pat & Lorna
    http://TheCoolestCouple.com
    .-= Pat & Lorna Shanks´s last blog ..It’s Remarkable How Much "Stuff" is Out There =-.

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  9. Hello Kellie…it is nice to visit your site. I appreciate the post. It is interesting in the Love chapter in the Bible (1 Cor. 13) there is a statement to the effect that we “see through a glass dimly.” In essence…it is very difficult for us to decipher full truths…whether we are normal everyday people or scientists or theologians or anything else. The best we can do is trust the person behind what is being shared.

    For instance there are things that I hold to be true because I trust a God who speaks clearly. Some of those things I can understand pretty fully and others are still a bit vague. I think this is true with people as well…it boils down to a trust issue. Since we really can’t get to the bottom of absolute truth most of the time…we must work from a point of trust. Trust is something that grows out of relationship…so I suppose building relationships is a good place to start.

    There are so many things in our culture touted as the truth (science, religion, politics etc…) and we find out later that it is not the case. I simply choose to try and verify what I can and, like I said, work from a perspective of trust built through relationships…
    .-= Bruce Backman´s last blog ..The Ring of Power-One Ring to Rule Them All =-.

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  10. Hi Kellie, this was a great post and I think that if we all speak about what we feel is true and make sure that it is understood that way everything is okay, so I think this post speaks volumes on your credibility. Thanks for sharing.

    Lori

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