When people trust you, it means you matter.
People rely on you. You’re a part of their circle, their network, themselves.
A team is only worth the connections within. There needs to be a foundation of trust, of acceptance, of reliance.
In an Harvard Business Review article about building trust within cross-cultural teams, structure is emphasized: that teams have to be built for trust from the ground up.
Because being trusted is scary. It’s a responsibility.
Someone else’s trust makes you important.