I trusted that my surgeon, this week, was going to repair my rotator cuff. I went into the operation without any worries. As a child, do you trust that your mom will always be there to take care of you? I know that my kids would go to their mom before me every time that things were not going right. It may be when they were sick or when something was bothering them. We count on the relationships that we have with friends and relatives. When they break that trust, it is hard to heal the relationship.
One of the hardest areas of trust that we come across is that of our employees and co-workers. We feel that they need to earn our trust. Why is that? Most of the time, there is no reason not to trust them. They have not done anything to lose the trust, but we still do not have the confidence in them that we should. Look at what you delegate out to your staff. Do you tend to want to do everything yourself so that it is done right?
Many that are considered micro-managers, do not want to lose sight or control of a project because they do not trust that it will be done to their standards. This is very limiting in their thinking. They could accomplish so much more, if they would give their staff more empowerment to take care of things that arise. This helps your staff grow and makes a huge impact on the team. It allows you to focus more on the vision that you have for your team. If you have shared your vision with your team and have gotten the buy-in of that vision, you should be able to trust that your staff will execute accordingly.
I am not saying that they will never make mistakes. Is that not how you have learned over the years? We all learn, or should learn, from our mistakes. That should not stop us from trying something new. Have some trust in your team and see how far it can lead.
There is one thing that you can always trust. God will always be by your side. If you hit a few bumps in the road, He will get you through them. Trust others and realize that He will guide you through the process.