Trust is the belief and confidence in the integrity, reliability and fairness of a person. Trust is knowing that you will do the same thing irrespective of whether someone is looking at you or not. Trust is not a matter of technique, tricks, or tools but of character.
Trustworthy people are authentic, consistent. They have integrity. They are compassionate. They are kind and are humble.
As a young person, you have a responsibility to protect yourself by conducting yourself properly.
A Story on Trust
A little boy took his father’s wrist watch to school and showed it to his classmates.
During break, the wrist watch got missing.
After break, the pupils told their teacher it was stolen by a 9 year-old boy named Segun because the wrist watch was found in his school bag.
Segun’s teacher said, “I am not saying that Segun did not take the watch, I am Saying that I do not believe that he is capable of taking something that does not belong to him”
“He is not a perfect child but he is a well behaved child.
I have known him since his kindergarten class” she added
“Segun would play hardest during break but once break is over, he is back to class”
“Segun is a child who would say good morning to his teacher when he comes to school in the morning”
“We can take him to the Principal and I will stake my job to prove his innocence”
At the end, Segun’s innocence was proven and the watch was returned to the owner.
The most precious thing in this world is trust. It can take years to earn and only a matter of seconds to lose. If Segun’s character was based on pretense, he wouldn’t have been saved.
So, keep trust at the forefront of everything you do. It can make a big difference in your life just like what happened to Segun.
Start today with a concerted effort to cultivate, earn, and build trust, and discover the difference it can make in your life.