What is trust?
According to the dictionary, it is a “firm belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something“.
For the same dictionary, a belief is “an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof“.
I grew up learning that trust must be earned. That I have to prove to others that I’m worth of their trust. Though, according to the dictionary trust is the belief that something is true. And a belief doesn’t require proof.
Proofs are all about the past. When we use them to define our future, we are limiting our options to what is probable and predictable.
Trust is all about the future. It’s about what is possible beyond what it’s probable. It is about accepting that we don’t know what lies ahead and yet, we move forward. That we are not in control of anything but our choices.
Trust is a choice.
How would our lives change if we start with trust?
How would our relationships change if we choose to give trust instead of asking for proofs?