One of the greatest challenges in doing “good” in the world is working with people that have been “burned” in the past. The thoughts “it’s too good to be true” or “what’s in it for me?” are both reflective of underlying trust issues.
Creating trust requires you to take active steps in faith for the cause you stand for – without professional or personal gain. The world lacks consistency in thoughts, emotions and actions that eventually permeates personal lifestyle choices, habits and overall health.
Some of the greatest “wins” in my life have come from the steadfast determination to infuse trust in people that have no reason to trust me. I work with newspaper editors that I have never met, never spoke to and have no vested interest besides “it’s the right thing to do”.
Personal “wins” very rarely involve you personally. The greatest “wins” are when you give for the sake of giving.
Dr. Cory Couillard is an international healthcare speaker and columnist for numerous newspapers, magazines, websites and publications throughout the world. He works in collaboration with the World Health Organization's goals of disease prevention and global healthcare education. Views do not necessarily reflect endorsement.
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