Trusting in ourselves
"Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string."
Trusting we are making the right choices that help benefit our own lives can be tricky. Sometimes we may struggle with commitments to ourselves, possibly feeling like we are letting ourselves down. Trusting in ourselves requires faith to some degree, but also being able to know how to address it when trust in ourselves is being broken.
The problem I have struggled with the recently is not trusting myself as much. I feel comfortable trusting family, friends and coworkers when interacting with them and feel blessed to have developed great trust within my personal and professional relationships. When I evaluate the commitments I have made to myself, I notice how I cannot always trust myself to follow through on improving my own wellbeing. I reached out to others I could trust to help hold me accountable.
I have recently started some routine commitments where I trust myself to get it done because I have someone else to answer to. I have learned to embrace the fact that I am more comfortable letting myself down than others, which is something I am working on. In the meantime, I am able to accomplish more by relying on others to hold my feet to the fire. Ultimately, it's up to me to get it done. Trusting myself also means having the awareness to know how I operate and what it takes for me to accomplish my goals and honor the commitments to myself and others.
The more we trust in ourselves to meet our own needs and strive to improve our quality of life, the more potential we create to live a more fulfilling life. Are there any areas of your life where you might find yourself not having enough self-trust to meet or exceed your own expectations? Addressing our own trust issues can help us to uncover new opportunities for growth and increasing our own wellbeing.