How to trust as only The Fool can…
Deep abiding trust in yourself is essential for living a fulfilled life. So how does one trust? Well, it takes time. Trusting yourself is a relationship that you have to build, support, and nurture.
Trusting yourself means that you take actions, think thoughts and speak words that are in alignment with your values and needs. And trust that what you want no matter how outside the realm of your imagination – it is achievable.
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it.
The non-existence is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
Nikos Kazantzakis – Poet, travel writer – Author of “Zorba the Greek”
Often times we do seemingly inconsequential things that serve to damage our trust in ourselves. For instance, how often do you tell yourself you’re going to do something and you don’t? How often do you make yourself a promise and then blow it off? These actions though they seem harmless build the expectation that you don’t follow through on your word. So when it becomes important to have this strength, you don’t.
Eighty percent of success is just showing up.
So when you are making an agreement with yourself or to another person, slow down, consider what you are agreeing to and above all check out if you can truly agree to it. If you can’t and you know it – don’t; and if you can – then do your best to make sure you follow through on your agreement. This builds trust with yourself and others.
Another way to build trust with yourself is to get clear! Clarity about what you truly want usually makes most decisions fall into two categories, actions that help you get there and actions that don’t.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being
can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James – late 1800’s pioneering American psychologist and philosopher
QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
In what way can you build more trust in yourself? Are you aware when you make agreements?