Do you trust yourself? It matters if you trust yourself. NOT necessarily to always get it right. But it matters that you build trust in yourself to know that no matter what happens, you’re committed to showing up for yourself, and finding a way to pivot in a way that serves you.
Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve trusted yourself.
So how do you get there?
It happens by learning to connect and align with your strengths, abilities and personal priorities, so that you can call on those to go about creating a life for yourself in which you are happy.
That is what I mean when I talk about stepping into your power. Let’s be clear – when I talk about stepping into your power, I’m not talking about becoming arrogant or controlling others.
In fact, the growth mindset that is ingrained in this approach to empowerment requires humility. Growth mindset is the recognition that there is always more to learn and that you can always improve and develop – and it relies on both humility and self-trust.
Humility to recognize the need to keep growing, and trusting yourself to know that you’ll show up for yourself.
My goal in helping people empower themselves is built on a version of power where you are so connected with yourself, and aligned with your strengths, abilities and priorities that YOU TRUST YOURSELF.
So that you can make decisions and navigate through the sometimes tough work to bring your priorities into reality, knowing that you truly have what you need inside to take those steps.
Trusting that you will be there with yourself and show up for yourself. That is what I mean by power.
What about humility?
It’s worth considering that if you don’t trust yourself, you’re not actually humble. Those aren’t the same thing.
Humility can only exist where you have the option to be filled with arrogance. Which you don’t have if you don’t trust yourself!
But that means that if you don’t truly trust yourself, you’re not actually humble.
Which happens. At some point we were told to be quiet, or be “normal”, or make ourselves unseen. But that self-minimization is no longer serving you.
So what are your values, truly? What REALLY matters to you in life?
Why do I really want you to learn to trust yourself?
Because the folks who resonate with my work here are incredible, empathic people who have so much ability to bring compassion and character to the world around them.
This world really needs more people who trust themselves to do that. Because as we see in the news every day, even people who lack character and who make awful decisions that negatively impact others trust themselves to be able to do it.
So let’s build a community of high quality people with growth mindsets, and humility that exists because we trust ourselves to show up and develop with character, insight and compassion (for ourselves and others).