I sat in my bed on last Saturday. It was a gloomy morning and I was sipping my favorite hot latte from Starbucks. I typed fiercely on my laptop as I got to the final stages in chapter 3 of my newest book, “The Truth Behind My Awakening.” As I re-read what I had previously written I had begun to doubt myself. What if this book doesn’t help or inspire people the way I imagine? What if I never make it to where I desire to go in life? These were just a few of the thoughts I had to forcefully shake off. Developing self-trust is simply another level of self-love. The more you love yourself, the more confident you are. The more confident you are the more you trust yourself to do great things.
I was talking myself right into defeat. We have to learn to trust our gifts. More importantly we have to grow to trust in ourselves and everything that we are capable of. The less you believe in you; the less chances you have to succeed in whatever you’re working toward. I say this because, when we doubt ourselves we create instant fear. In our minds that fear triggers instant rejection so, we stop attempting to achieve our dreams out of fear based thoughts created by our own self-doubt. I want to encourage you all to grow to trust yourself and your gifts. This is something that I am still growing and learning to do, but here’s 3 easy ways I live by to grow in the process of being more self-trusting.
Be Careful How You Speak To Yourself:
As I stated up above, I thought negative thoughts and was quickly ready to talk myself out of a book that I’ve been so excited about for well over a year. It’s important that you’re constantly uplifting yourself, focusing on thinking kind thoughts when it comes to you. Your own positivity toward yourself is essential. Regardless of how kindly others speak of you, if you don’t create that positivity within yourself what others say will never matter.
Stay Clear Of People Who Undermine Your Visions/Success:
Another key to trusting yourself is learning to ignore your doubters. People will work extremely hard to diminish your light, they will succeed in that only if you allow it. I have suffered for years with making decisions based on what people made me believe. When others are spreading negativity or trying hard to bring you down, especially if they’re not feeling confident with their own process focus on discovering ways to ignore the haters. Do you, boo, do you!
A sure an easy way to begin to doubt yourself is the overwhelming feeling of being consumed with too much. Saying grounded and finding balance within your life is really important. When you cram your schedule and begin to overwork yourself you begin the process of doubting any of what you seek to accomplish could ever be done. To gain some balance in your life, start by creating a set schedule. It’s also very important that you commit to your schedule and any promises you make to yourself. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT over commit yourself. We get excited about opportunities, but too many at once can cause a burnout. Do what you can do when you have the bandwidth do it.
Working to achieve our life goals is not about the destination, but about the journey. There will be bumps in the road, but we can’t give up because we experience momentary thoughts of defeat. Our thoughts easily become our actions if we allow them to. Find strength to keep going even when times are difficult. Trust in yourself just as much as you trust in your process.
Be Inspired. Be Encouraged. Be Blessed.
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