Love Trusts Without Assumptions

Trust is not an easy thing to do after being hurt. Having been betrayed on several occasions in my life, I have found trust to be a gift given with an understanding of mutual respect, honor, and loyalty.

Trust is defined as an assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something or one in which confidence is placed (according to Webster). Trust is a decision. Trust takes time to build and could tumble to the ground in an instant…

We can all reflect on moments like this and it either makes us sad, regretful, or grateful for the end of the failed bond, connection, or love interest. What I want to point out is that while trust is a decision, it is not voluntary ignorance. You can trust someone and still discover new things about them. You can trust someone and be inquisitive. You can trust and be curious about the details.

Assumptions lead to misunderstandings, unnecessary heartbreak, and trouble. Do not assume that I condone lack of trust in questioning the motives of people who love you. I am instead encouraging you to ask questions to uncover truth you never knew before about the people you interact with often or deeply. Asking questions will deepen your relationship and clarify aspects of a person that make it easier for you to trust them with pieces of your heart. Avoiding assumptions helps cancel the possibility of naive suppositions.

Be informed. Love with trust, for there is no love without trust.



About Keila Harris

An MBA graduate with an unparalleled ability to keep a team focused on the goal with clear deliverables to produce for specific results. I am a self-starter. I began a nonprofit organization in 2012 called the DBMH Project, Inc. and then authored a book as well. I love the intersection of business and technology and solving problems alongside colleagues dedicated to their work. I like to focus on growth strategies through SMART goals and accountability. I believe power is in the execution of constant learning and open, humble self-improvement. Therefore I read incessantly and expand my network at every opportunity. #PayItForward #SuccessIsTheJourney

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