There are two levels of trust any man aiming for greatness must earn from those around him. Lacking one or both will make a man grounded in life. The trust of character and trust of skill.
The issue with most people is, they’re so concerned about earning one and overlooking the other. A lot of people are highly skilled and it is so evident but character wise, there’s nothing to write home about them. The result of this is, you will get platforms to express your skills at the early stages of your career but once people discover your character bankruptcy, they begin to withdraw your access to those platforms thereby making you irrelevant in that field.
Some on the otherhand, are so concerned about morales that they have very high standards in the place of character which makes it very easy for them to earn the trust of those around them but their skill level is on the average. The result of this is, inasmuch as people want to give you access to great platforms, they can’t, because emotions don’t come to play in business. Professionalism is key especially at the global level.
Lacking both level of trust will take you NOWHERE but having both will take you EVERYWHERE. These two are what determines how profitable your relationships will be to you.