The biggest honour you can get from your family, friends, partners or clients is trust. It’s the prerequisite of any fruitful relationship. Without trust it just doesn’t work.
No one can love you, help you or collaborate with you without trust. Maybe for short while.
But once trust is lost, it’s all gone.
What can we do to build trust?
- care – just care for the other person, truly and deeply. Pay attention to their needs, problems and happy moments. Show empathy and share their feelings.
- be there – just be there, whenever they need you.
- know – know what is happening in their lives. It’s so great to see someone is paying attention and knows something about you that you wouldn’t expect.
- keep promises – maybe the most important. Whenever you promise something, keep your promise. Every broken promise just drains your trust well almost to the bottom.
Trust is essential. Build it. Keep it. Don’t lose it.