Trust means reliance on the integrity, strength, and ability of a person or thing. It means to have confidence in someone or something. When you trust someone, it means you can rely on them to be there for you when you need them, you believed they will be honest with you, and you expect that they can be counted on.
Trust. It's the foundation of any great relationship. Trust. It can take years to build and moments to shatter. Trust is an essential part of any partnership, whether you are friends with someone, working in a group with others, or being a part of family. It is your job to be a trustworthy person in all areas so that people will grow to trust and rely on you as part of their lives.
Over the next three days, we will be discussing traits of a person that is trustworthy. First, trustworthy people are authentic. That means you are real, not trying to act like you are something you are not. Trustworthy people are also consistent. They don't change how they act from day to day, but rather behave positively most of the time. Trustworthy people have integrity. As we have learned this year, integrity means you have great character and do what is right in life.
Trustworthy people are compassionate. That means they put themselves in other people's shoes, think of others, and feel for others in good times and bad. Trustworthy people are kind. They look out for others and are there for them when they are needed most. Trustworthy people are also resourceful. They are always learning and growing. They know they have room to better themselves and seek to do so.
Trustworthy people are connectors. They look to bring people together for common goals. Trustworthy people are humble. They put others first. Trustworthy people are available. They are there for people around them, always offering support to others. They go out of their way to make time for others. So go out there this weekend and do the things that will make it easier for others to trust you.