TRUST #97

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“Trust is built and maintained by many small actions over time.”

“Trust is as vital to healthy relationships as oxygen is to a scuba diver; survival is impossible without it. Whether it’s a naturally low propensity to trust, having unrealistic expectations, or letting our past hurts hold us back from trusting others, we have to move beyond these reasons if we want to have trust-filled relationships in the future. Look for an upcoming post on how to improve your “trust-ability” – the ability to trust others.”

https://leadingwithtrust.com/2014/01/12/4-reasons-you-dont-trust-people-and-what-to-do-about-it/

 

“Friendship- my definition- is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don’t have trust, the friendship will crumble.”
― Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Through my experiences with trust, I’ve learned that it IS the sole basis for deeply rooted friendships.  I’ve lost individuals due to ‘trust’ issues, but I’ve also gained close friends due to trust.  No matter what, it’s the experience of the lesson learned that we MUST take away.  It’s always a good feeling when someone shares something about themselves and starts out with:

“I know I can trust you…”
“I want to share something with you that I’ve not shared with anyone else.”
“I know I can count on you to keep this a secret.”
“I trust that you won’t share this with anyone else.”

 

I just had someone share with me this past week something extremely personal about themselves and it inspired me to share this post on TRUST.  I feel it’s important to speak of those qualities that make not only friendships bloom, but creates joyous energy for greater moments to follow.  Too much negativity (gossip, quarreling, etc.), makes for toxic relationships and unhealthy environments for others.  More positive light and love need to be shared and shown, thus creating a more peaceful atmosphere in our homes, neighborhoods, work establishment, and communities.  ❤

“Trust is the basis successful relationships.  You cannot buy trust, it is free.  Trust is not spoken, it is demonstrated.  Trust cannot be requested; it must be earned.”

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
― Ernest Hemingway

 

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“Trust is not a matter of technique, tricks, or tools but of character.”

 

 

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