Trust – what is our definition of trust?
It might sound like this – a strong belief in the ability, strength, reliability and honesty of a person or a thing. You may have wording similar to this in terms of how you define Trust.
Who do you trust?
Are you able to write down in a column three to five names of people right now who you trust?
Next to each name write down how long you have known and trusted this person. Don’t over think this – take your best guess. Odds are the trust factor has taken a long time to be built. Plus there has been a considerable amount of time as the level of trust has been increased to a stronger level.
Now totally outside of the list of people you trust – what current news reel story or tweet has come out which has shed a bad light on someone in the public eye. A seriously mind blowing, this can’t really be true kind of information. The fall is fast and the information is splashed everywhere.
Imagine if and only if this current news story incident involved each person on your list of people you trust. With this news story in mind go down your list one by one. Would you still trust each person or not trust them any longer? Place an ‘X’ by the name if you would no longer trust the person.
Not too many years ago a slip up here or there might be swept under the rug and kept out of public view. This was true for people known widely and in the public view and more so for regular folks like us.
Today with the proliferation of smart phones and other devices this is no longer the case.
The math of trust is summed up by this quote:
“Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair.” Amy Rees
Higher levels of math are needed to calculate how much faster this takes place today and how many more people have the information in front of them so the trust is broken and really takes forever to repair.
What can any of us do? Does this mean we don’t even try to build up our trust with people? Maybe that approach works for you if you never get out from under the covers of leave you bed – ever!
We define who we are by our beliefs and our values. Yes, we continue to evolve. We may even adjust our beliefs and values as we each learn and grow everyday.
One thing is for certain – No One can buy Trust.
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy: Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Go to the comments and share a story of Trust gained or Trust lost from your own experience.
Mitch Tublin is the CEO and Founder of Wenkroy International LLC a boutique consulting company with a main focus on Strategic Business Consulting, Training and Business Coaching. Our passion is to take people to the next level in their life and in their business. Are you interested in having Mitch speak at your company or event – click here?