Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled On Maintaining Trust by commenting on the saying “It takes years to build trust, and a few seconds to destroy it.” You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
As an old saying goes, “It takes years to build trust, and a few seconds to destroy it.” Maintaining trust is the most important characteristic that a person requires to be successful in life. Only by consistently proving to be? honest can a person earn the precious trust of family members and business partners.
On the one hand, a parents’ relationship with his children must be based on trust and integrity. If a father promises many times to take his son to a football match and cancels every time, his son will naturally lose begin to lose faith in his father’s words. On the other hand, in the business world, people with no trust sooner or later earn the bad reputation they deserve. I have observed how destructive a person’s dishonesty has been to his chances for success, and how his relationships with other people are purely superficial, based only on self-interest.
Trust is a very valuable asset, which is easy to lose but hard to gain. In the long run, an honest person will have earned the love and respect of the people closest to them, which, in my opinion, is the greatest measure of a successful life.