Trusting yourself

Do you trust yourself? When you make a commitment, do you have confidence you're going to follow through? Do you often list an endless amount of excuses when you come up short?

We all know the importance of trusting others such as your spouse or family members, but very often we don't work on trusting ourself.  

Trusting yourself is one of the most important investments you can make because it affects other areas of your life as well. If you don't trust yourself, you're going to have a difficult time trust others. If you frequently fail to do what you say, your world view is likely going to carry a hint of pessimism.

Of course, trusting yourself is a long term process. If you currently don't trust yourself, you won't be able to rebuild that trust over night. But you absolutely can work to repair that trust if need be.

The first step is to determine the level of trust you currently have. Are you consistent? Are you reliable? Perfection is not the goal, but you should absolutely be doing what you say a majority of the time.

Have you written that book you said you were going to? Have you launched that course? Have you worked toward a raise? Pushed yourself outside your comfort zone? Have you asked out your crush on a date? Are you eating healthy like you said you would?

The goal isn't to beat yourself up, or magnify your shortcomings, but rather understand your current relationship with who you are. If you're not happy with where you're at, working to build more trust with yourself can go a long way.

If you're lacking trust, start small. Don't try to do everything at once. Build small habits. Take small action steps. Build up momentum and continue to strengthen your foundation.

If you can't trust yourself, you're always going to be one step behind. Improve your trust, and watch as your world changes for the better.