Advice from a CEO. Ben Horowitz, The hard thing about hard things

I’m currently reading Ben Horowitz’s book, its pretty good, I’m not a book reviewer so I’m nit going to endeavour to do so, but I have lifted a passage about trust, which I feel can be used in many situations particularly relationships

Consider the following: If I trust you completely, then I require no explanation or communication of your actions whatsoever, because I know that whatever you are doing is in my best interests.

On the other hand, if I don’t trust you at all, then no amount of talking, explaining, or reasoning will have any effect on me, because I do not trust that you are telling me the truth.

Not a bad little explanation, it can be applied at home, in the workplace and on many situations.