The importance of trust in life and business cannot be stressed enough. Without it, everything we do will be worthless. Trust is one's belief in another person or in a concept. It is also called confidence, friendship, reliance, accord, analogy, and similar terms. In general, trust refers to our respect, obedience, and honest friendship. ![image.png](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRHKsbNh54fgnwombA49ns3i9M4E2Z5AXTQaDT3QKUqqe/image.png) (https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-95ee1ba8c15d4abb92d3464d118e0bc8.webp) The word "trusted" is derived from Latin trus, meaning "to trust." It has become a synonym for sincerity, honesty, and trust. Trust in life and business is the surest way to guarantee our success. Without it, everything that we do will be a gamble. A word of caution, however. Trust is not the same thing as confidence. Confidence, in most cases, is considered a positive attitude. Trust, on the other hand, is considered the opposite. We can be totally confident about an issue and still lack trust in another person or in a situation. Trust in life and business must be based on strong evidence and not on mere theory. Trust is more than just lip service. People are very hesitant to extend trust when they don't know for sure that the other person or the situation can be trusted. They feel that the other party may "cross the line" and jeopardize their own safety. How do we determine if we have sufficient trust in another person? One way is to ask if they have ever committed a fraud or a deceit. When someone says no, it often means no. If they say yes, it often means yes. Trust takes time to build and to earn. Another way is to ask people whom we trust to explain their actions. Their explanations should be candid and realistic. If they embellish and say too much, we need to take note and then ask more questions. Trust takes time to build, especially among those whom we admire and respect. Trust is also an emotional bond. The level of trust you have toward others depends on how much you like them. Those who are blindly trusting have not earned it yet. You should be able to discern if your partner is trustworthy by the way they treat you. The way they talk to you, the way they listen to you, the way they look at you, the words that flow from their lips-these are all indicators of the level of trust you have for them. Trust is the foundation of every relationship. Without it, there can be no true friendship, love, or even lasting marriages. So the next time you find yourself in a strange place, try thinking about how you can gain and maintain trust in your life. It will make a big difference in your results both in your personal and in your professional life. A lot of us depend too much on our appearance. We spend thousands of dollars to have our looks perfect. But it is what we do with our appearances that counts. We need to learn how to appreciate ourselves first before we can concentrate on the people we want to attract into our lives. By having confidence and faith in ourselves, we give the impression of stability to our personalities. What is trust? Trust is a bond that allows you to open up to another person even if you feel threatened. It allows us to let go of fears and it gives us the courage to accept the love and admiration that other people may show towards us. When we are in love, we naturally have a great deal of trust in that person. However, when there are conflicts or when there is a shadow of doubt that has been cast over the relationship, it may be difficult for us to trust the other person. We need to be able to overcome this hindrance and we need to be able to trust the other person fully. Once we can do so, then the love that we experience from them is bound to be authentic. https://www.freshbooks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/integrity-in-business-852x568.jpg (https://www.freshbooks.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/integrity-in-business-852x568.jpg) The importance of trust in life and the importance of trust in the future is perhaps the most important lesson that we can learn in life. Sometimes, it takes more than just a lesson to properly grow and mature. Sometimes, it takes years of experience. However, one thing is for sure. No one can avoid making mistakes.