Long before the staple “trust fall” was used in team building exercises (where you fall backwards, blindfolded, into the arms of your teammates), there was the “trust jump”.
“Daddy, catch me!”
Our children jumping into our arms into the pool, trusting that we will catch them.
Our sons never tired of this.
Over, and over and over again.
This is the precursor to them trusting themselves, trusting in universal laws, trusting in a God they cannot see.
I witness that trust every time I see a child sleeping in their father’s arms at the mall – total trust.
When our children becomes adults and chooses their paths in life, they trust that their choices will lead to sustained success, meaningful fulfillment and financial reward.
It all starts with “Daddy, catch me!”
P.S. Steve Jobs said it best: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life!”