I have a great son. Jordan is a committed Christ follower, committed to his college church, great student, works hard, and never asks for money. I feel so privileged to be able to say these things about my son. He has a great mom! All these things make me proud and the last one makes me smile. Jordan’s senior year of high school when he ask me if he could go somewhere, a party, someone’s house, I had a standard answer. “Sure, you have never given me a reason not to trust you. Don’t make today that day.” When we would talk I would tell him, “Trust is easy to get but hard to get back.”
Think about it.
We assume the best out of people. It’s our nature, part of our DNA. We want to believe the best about people and we do. However, when that trust is broken it takes a long time to build back: the spouse who was cheated on, the friend that told something you shared in confidence.
Great leaders must be people of integrity and integrity starts with trust. It is free, but losing it can cost you everything.