In an environment where there is integrity and trust, everything works better. Decisions can be made more quickly. When there is trust, money moves more quickly. Unfortunately, trust does not scale. You can’t rely on the masses to do the right thing. However, you should intentionally create trust circles around yourself. Build high quality relationships where integrity of character and mutual trust is high. Never base a relationship on a lie. If you cannot trust anyone with the truth, the person should not be in your inner circle. These kinds of relationships are vital for higher productivity and wealth creation.
It is impossible to attain super success alone. You will need to work with others in harmony and with a single, clear goal in mind. If one fails to establish trust with those closest to them. It is easy to conclude that such a person will never achieve success. How can you succeed if you spend the majority of your time looking over your shoulder? Wondering what madness your friends and family would release next? Great ideas and businesses at the high level require high-trust environments. You qualify yourself for great things by the extent to which you can be trusted.
It makes no difference if everyone in your circle is untrustworthy. You’re supposed to be the salt and light in your community. In a corrupt and broken world, you should have a clean reputation. The Bible says, “the trustworthy person will get a rich reward, but a person who wants quick riches will get into trouble” (Proverbs 28:20 NLT). “Just say a simple “Yes, I will” or “No, I won’t,” Jesus exhorts us to a higher level of discipline and integrity (Matthew 5:33-37). Hold on to truth, integrity and trustworthiness. Over time, you will attract people who admire and respect your character strength.