Trust but verify
By Hans Guldentops,
How many people do you really trust?
“Trust No One” was Mulder`s credo in X-files. “Trust, but verify” is what presumably President Reagan used to say.
With trust, comes blind trust.
But how many people would you trust your life, your health, your career, your goods with? Or even you children with?
And sometimes trust, or the lack of it, comes out of the most unexpected corner; another thing life has learned me,” expect the unexpected.”
No relationship, private no personal, can exist without a certain level of trust. The more trust, the closer the relationship. Successful and longstanding business relationships, like marriages, are mainly built upon mutual trust – and some verifications as well -
And sometimes, even in little things, you need to put your faith in someone else and trust that person blindly. That is, if the bond – again both personally or professionally – is strong enough.
Only recently I had to put my blind trust in a close friend, I was further entrusted with – in my opinion – a gift of care and friendship, which I intend to honor.
Trust takes time and patience to gain, but can be lost in a breath… so it is an item to cherish and respect, and not to be toyed with easily.
Those that I trust and that entrust me with their faith in my abilities will hopefully not disappointed. But I am only human and I will continue to make mistakes, mistakes that may cause the loss of trust. I can only hope that people have enough faith in my abilities to learn from my mistakes and my self-awareness about this.
So, trust me… I know what I am doing (I think)…