Thursday, August 05, 2010

Trust Re-Visited

Life has taught me to trust is to court disappointment, occasionally even disaster
- William Forrester

Some people look at trust as something to be earned; like a badge of honor that's obtained through time, words, and deeds. They see it as the culmination of efforts put forth; a tree that grew from an endless amount of time and seasons, despite only coming from a small number of seeds. At one time, my view of trust was similar as well. It was something to be earned...but these days, I'd rather give it to you in the beginning, and hope it's handled with care and doesn't leave me battered, bruised, or burned.

Folks are gonna do what they're gonna do, whether trust is given after a year, a month, or a day or two. There's no need to make someone jump through hoops to prove they're worthy of it, even through the misdeeds of a select few. If that means courting disappointment comes with it, then I'll just make sure to have on some clean clothes, and a fresh pair of shoes. Besides, when it's comes to putting effort into something, it's never done with the intention to lose.

If it ends in a loss, so be it. Charge it to the game, take a breather, and get back in. The game of life stops for no one. Besides, you can't lose 'em all, and when it's all said and done, you'll be on top, and feelin' even brighter than the sun.

8/5/10 @ 5:03 A.M.


A said...

Thank you for sharing...I NEEDED that today. :)

Bob said...

Your definition of trust can also be applied to part of the definition of leadership.

Fhia said...

Couldn't agree more. Thanks.

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krisaela said...

Hmm. I understand where you're coming from, but I can't just hannnnd my trust over. That's what unplanned parenthood and credit card scams are made of. I don't think it's "earned" per se...but it is something that gradually comes with time.