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Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
-- Leonardo da Vinci


Thursday, December 24, 1998

Trust and truth

Trust comes from truth, even when the truth hurts. Especially when the truth hurts. You cannot have trust without truth. And without trust, nothing is achieved.

To follow your own ideas and possibilities, you must have faith in them. You must trust them. You must trust yourself. That means being truthful with yourself -- bluntly and sincerely truthful.

The same dynamic applies even more profoundly when working with others. Would you provide your support, your time, or your expertise to someone you did not trust? Would you commit your energy and your resources to someone who had lied to you?

Without truth and trust, all our frenzied activity accomplishes nothing. Seek trust by accepting nothing less than the truth. Nurture trust by recognizing, respecting and appreciating truth. Create trust by living and acting in truth. In so doing, you will move steadily toward greatness.

— Ralph Marston

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