It may seem counterintuitive to have any type of trust when it comes to business ventures.
This may be especially true if you have suffered betrayal related to somebody that you once trusted implicitly. However, understanding that everybody is capable of being untrustworthy is probably a good first step to take. This type of acceptance will help you to be realistic about your expectations of working with people. Sometimes, things happen and we ultimately end up being unreliable, whether we like it or not.
This does not mean that you should stop trusting people. If you are hoping to succeed in the business world, you are going to have to try to make an ally one way or another. Most successful businesses do not succeed on their own. They take a strong network of people and a good support network, on top of a great clientele, before they are able to be defined as a success. But how do you build trust with somebody after you have been disappointed by humanity in general in the past?
It may be difficult, but it comes with a simple answer. You give them the benefit of the doubt. You trust them until they give you a reason not to. Everybody is different, and even sometimes people who make mistakes are still trustworthy. You just have to know when to give them a second chance.
However, if you see that somebody is misusing your forgiveness, and you begin to sense a pattern there, it is best to cut yourself away from this toxic relationship and provide yourself with a new opportunity to grow that will not be hindered by the people that are making it difficult for you to succeed.
Another important aspect of success is patience. Without patience, everything can become overwhelming and agitating. When you are impatient it is difficult to see things objectively. Not only that, but it can cause you to put unnecessary stress on the people that you are trying to work with. Sometimes, it is better to let others do what they have to do at the pace that they are able to do it so that it is done well. Becoming impatient and rushing a creative process is sometimes the easiest way to ruin it.
Would you rather have a great product, or a bad one? Would you rather have success, or no success at all?
Most of the time, we become a little bit cynical as we age. People break our trust, and we become impatient because we realized that our time is limited. But if you are able to develop your ability to trust others and be patient with the process of success so that it is done properly, then you are well on your way to becoming successful.
It can be difficult, but it is possible. Trusting other people, especially in business matters, can sometimes be the fastest way out of a sinking ship. Make sure that you are open-minded and willing to explore different things that may help you to rise from the ashes and pick yourself up to be successful.