Without trust, you've got nothing.
Trust is the glue that binds relationships. Without trust, it's nearly impossible for any relationship to last.
In fact, our whole world is built around our ability to trust others.
When you drive your car, you trust other drivers to stay in their lanes. You trust people who drive to follow the law. When you see a car swerve slightly, or if it's a late night on a holiday, you might wonder if someone is driving intoxicated. But overall, if you didn't trust the process, chances are you wouldn't risk your life by driving at all.
We all have our own handful of beliefs about trust. We may wonder if we should trust someone from the start until they give us a reason not to, or if it's better to hold back until our trust has been earned.
It can be hard to choose which way to go. If you hold back trust, you send a message that you aren't willing to open up in the relationship, but if you give trust blindly without really knowing who a person is before doing so, there's a good chance of getting hurt.
No matter which path you choose, you can still wind up being disappointed and hurt — and that's a tough pill to swallow in the end.
Some people turn to their faith in a higher power, others turn to their faith in themselves to navigate this emotional dance.
The bottom line is that trust is something internal and personal to you, and before you can really trust someone else in a relationship — whether a higher power or a human being — you need to trust yourself.
There's a certain type of secret blame that takes root in your spirit when someone you loved with all your heart hurts you. Part of you wonders how you didn't see it coming or what was it about you that made you so unworthy of their deep love and respect. But if you can't find forgiveness, your trust issues only grow.
Trust issues can lead you to believe you will never love again, or that you can't fully let go to trust others. The reason that pain hurts so deeply is because there's a small part of you that feels like you've failed yourself.
In order to know who to trust and when to trust in the way that you'd like to, you may need to forgive yourself (even if the only thing you did wrong was to believe in someone) and work through that fear so you can regain self-confidence.
To be able to trust someone, you'll need that inner self-confidence to perceive when a person is unsafe and you will slowly be able to make the decision to trust again and build stronger, more trusting relationships the way you always hoped.
In the spirit of moving forward, here are 30 trust quotes that remind us what’s REALLY important.
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"Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet."
"Self-trust is the first secret of success." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Trust what you love, continue to do it and it will take you where you need to go." — Natalie Goldberg
"When you can’t believe your eyes, you can always trust your heart. Love makes anything possible."
"Whether it's friendship or relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing."
"Without trust, it's only a matter of time before relationships crumble."
"In a relationship, trust is more important than love. It will enhance your love."
"Trust is one of the most important things in a relationship. It won't work, if you don't trust each other."
“I trust you" is better than "I love you" because you may not always trust the person you love but you can always love the person you trust."
"The best proof of love is trust."
"When you completely trust a person without any doubt, you'll automatically receive one of two things — a friend for life or a lesson for life."
"People are my most important asset. Faith in the supreme being, trust, credibility and performance are the things that have brought me to the top." — Don King
"Great people have great values and great ethics." — Jeffrey Gitomer
"Friendship is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there, and they have to be mutual. You can have respect for someone, but if you don't have trust , the friendship will crumble."
"Wisdom is found only in truth." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"It's so important to reach out to people you trust, and who can give you honest feedback, and keep those people close to you. You don't want to surround yourself with enablers." — Tim Gunn
"If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can't do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings." — Deepak Chopra
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." — Buddha
"Sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of instant courage and I promise you something great will come of it."
"How you make others feel about you says a lot about you."
"No individual can win a game by himself." — Plato
" It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
"When the trust is high, communication is easy, instant, and effective."
"Communication + Trust = A relationship that will last a lifetime."
"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"He who does not trust enough will not be trusted." — Lao Tzu
"You must trust and believe in people, or life becomes impossible." — Anton Chekhov
"Let go of the need to control outcome. Trust the process. Trust your intuition. Trust yourself."
"Hold the vision. Trust the process."
"Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts." — Dr. Joyce Brothers