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What is Self-Trust?

Self-trust is like having a best friend inside your head who always has your back. They're the one who knows your true potential, believes in your abilities, and whispers encouraging words when you need them most. It's about having faith in your judgment and embracing your unique self.

But have you wondered why self-trust is essential?

Picture this: You're navigating a treacherous tightrope while juggling flaming cupcakes and riding a unicycle. Without self-trust, you'd be a nervous wreck, wobbling and dropping cupcakes left and right. But with Captain Confidence by your side, you can embrace the challenge with a mischievous grin, knowing you have the skills and belief in yourself to conquer it all.

When you trust yourself, you become a magnet for wondrous possibilities. You'll fearlessly dive into new experiences, like surfing on rainbow waves or exploring the mysteries of a magical forest. You'll make choices that align with your true desires and passions, unapologetically being yourself in a world that loves your unique oddities. It's like having a secret stash of courage and resilience that helps you face your obstacles.

But have you come across a behavior of yours when you talk to yourself like this

  • "I can't trust myself to make the right decision."

  • I "can't trust myself to pick the right people to date."

  • "I don't trust myself to spot the red flags."

  • "I can't trust myself to know if they're lying to me."

The way we often think about self-trust is flawed. We expect ourselves to be psychic, predicting every outcome and reading people's intentions. But that's unrealistic. Self-trust isn't about being a mind reader; it's about having your own back, no matter what happens. It's trusting yourself to respond with kindness and compassion, even if someone cheats or deceives you. Self-trust means not beating yourself up for past decisions or expecting yourself to have all the answers. Instead, it's about trusting yourself to handle situations based on the facts as they unfold, without blaming yourself for not seeing the future. Let go of the belief that you should be able to predict everything and embrace the idea that self-trust means supporting yourself through life's surprises and challenges.

In our society, we've started to believe that we should possess a gut feeling capable of foreseeing the future. And if we're caught off guard or surprised by an outcome, we immediately label ourselves as broken and untrustworthy, directing anger towards ourselves. But let me tell you, that perspective is utterly absurd.

  • Self-trust is having your own back, no matter what.

  • Not beating up the past version of yourself who didn't have the knowledge you have today.

  • Trusting yourself to respond to the facts of situations as they are revealed without jumping to conclusions prematurely.

In conclusion, self-trust is the foundation upon which we build our lives. Throughout this blog, we've explored the importance of trusting ourselves, embracing our intuition, and overcoming self-doubt. Trust that you have the wisdom and resilience to navigate any challenges that come your way.

I want to share a personal story in the spirit of self-trust. A few years ago, I was at a crossroads, filled with uncertainty and lacking confidence in my abilities. But I consciously decided to trust myself and take small steps towards my goals. With each leap of faith, my self-trust grew stronger, and I discovered a newfound sense of empowerment. So, dear reader, I leave you with this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." Embrace the power within you, cultivate self-trust, and watch as it transforms your life.

-Deepali Dahikamble

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Jul 13, 2023

This is so beautiful.. especially loved your personal story part!

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