Can I trust you?Sep 28, 2020
Who leaps to mind when I ask the question, "Who do you trust?"
If you didn't choose yourself, you are not alone.
Why is that?
I think trust is like empathy. Easy to extend to others, hard to practice toward yourself.
"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
How do you learn to trust yourself?
I don't think it can be learned by reading books, attending talks, taking classes, attending therapy, or enrolling in twelve-step programs.
Learning to trust yourself is like learning to talk or walk. You learn it by doing it badly until, suddenly and surprisingly, you find yourself doing it well.
What happens if you commit to a daily discipline of engaging with your life, work, and relationships fully? Showing up where you are, as you are, with what you have, to do the best you can?
I wonder if trusting this kind of process might teach us to trust ourselves?
Are you ready to live fully? Then it's time to trust yourself. Ready? Let's go.
Scott Perry, Difference-Maker Coach at Creative on Purpose.
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