By Rachel Schwarz

It’s been a big year for Dallas and sports. The Rangers hosted the World Series for the first time in franchise history. The Superbowl crowned the Green Bay Packers world champions at Texas Stadium. Currently, the Mavericks are in the midst of an all out war for redemption against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals.

On Tuesday night, as I watched the game with my family, my dad – a Mavericks fan- paused the game after a LeBron James to Dwayne Wade alley-oop and just said, “Wow, I love basketball. And that was great basketball”. He was right. It was great basketball. But it was more than that.

Team chemistry is a crucially important part of success in any professional sport. The city of Dallas has had the opportunity to watch athleticism at its best in almost every major sport this year. Yes, their height, strength, speed, and talent all play huge factors in the winning teams’ successes. However, plays like alley-oops and unfathomable catches from a hurried quarterback require an additional skill: trust.

These players believe in each other – each knows where the other will be, what their next move is, and how they think.

Business relationships, family connections, and solid friendships also rely on trust. What kind of interactions do you have with others? Are you trustworthy? Reliable? Do people want to throw you the ball?

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