How to trust people

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 Do you always feel that people are out to get you? 

You may have been lied to and betrayed in the past ,so you feel safer to keep your guards up. There is nothing wrong with that but doing so makes life miserable. I am not saying to blindly trust everyone but generally trusting people will allow us  to live a fuller, happier, and more meaningful life.

Today, we will look at some methods we can implement that will allow us to trust people.

1. Think good of others

There are still good people in the world; you just have to give them a chance. When you meet someone don't form any negative thoughts about them. Just because someone looks a certain way does not mean he/she is what you perceive them to be. 

2. Tell the truth

If we lie, then we will think that others will lie to us. Always tell the truth even if it is goes against you. One little lie could lead to as huge lack of trust. Honesty is still the best policy.

3. Be understanding

Everyone make mistakes, so we must understand when others do the same. We should not distrust our coworkers, friends or family members if they make a mistake or do something we don't fully understand. If Bob, your coworker, says that he can't make it to lunch without any explanation, then you should think he has a good reason and will inform you later. You may think that Bob has something to hide or no longer likes you. Bob has been always cool and trustworthy since you meet him. You should not let this incident cause you to stop trusting him. A week later, you find out that Bob went to see the doctor that day he did not have lunch with you. He has a serious medical condition is leaving the company. We must understand that there is much more going on in the world other than us.  

4. Think Logically

We need to be more logical in and about life. Sometimes, we let our emotions carry us away.  Bob has always been a nice and trustworthy guy. However, your emotion got the best of you, so you started to give him the cold shoulder after the lunch incident. Think about it logically. Why would he want to do something to hurt or make you feel bad? What is in it for him? He had his reasons for not sharing that he is dying of colon cancer.

5. Forgive

If we to want trust people, then we must be able to forgive them. We all make mistakes, and it takes a courageous person to let go of their pride to say I am sorry, I messed up, and could you forgive me. It takes a even bigger person to forgive someone who admits to making a mistake and continues to trust that person they forgave. You apologize to Bob, and he said, "don't worry about it." He also told you that life is too short to hold grudges.

Trusting others is not an easy task, but we must trust others if we want to taste the sweetness of life. Use the methods in this post as a starting point. Trust me; life is too short to not trust people.

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