Trust is a tricky word. Like it or not, the world is made up of shades of gray; not black and white. This means that you won’t always agree with others about what’s right or wrong and that can strain the ties of trust between you. Also we know that we all screw up and make mistakes at different points in our life so you can see how trust can be fragile and frequently strained. So instead of surrounding yourself with people you trust, I suggest you look for people you believe in; who by definition you know and understand are flawed.
What does it mean to believe in someone
When I think about the people I believe in, it’s a gut feeling that they are fundamentally good at their core. Sure they will make mistakes, but when big issues are on the line they will come through far more often than not. There is more to believing in someone, however, and it has to do with knowing they are capable of great accomplishments.
These people’s accomplishments don’t have to change the entire world, but rather change their world. It can be as simple as believing they are capable of getting a better job and then watching them go out and do it. It can be seeing the quality of their work, and knowing they should be working on bigger and better projects than they are. Then it becomes watching them take on and tackle those bigger and better projects.
Trust is subjective; belief in someone is absolute
Trust can be a fickle way to evaluate your relationships because the world is made up of shades of gray and people screw up sometimes. When you come to believe in another human being, it feels more like a core value rather than a subjective intellectual evaluation. You believe in people from your heart and soul; yet you only trust them with only your brain.