How to Trust Yourself

It’s one thing to trust other people, but do you trust yourself?

We live in a world of supposed-tos. Your supposed to do this, supposed to do that, and on and on.

When you try to do what you really want to do, the “supposed tos” push you back onto the track that other folks laid out for you — laid out for everyone, actually.

If you follow “the supposed-to path,” you pretty much knows how it will turn out; you’ll end up just like everyone else. And if you want to be like everyone else, it will work great.

But if you want to lay your own path, you have to do things YOUR way. You’ll have to take steps that only YOU know to be the right steps. That means you’ll have to ignore the advice of others and do what only what you know is right.

Trusting other people is easy, compared to trusting yourself — especially when everyone around you is telling you that you must do it a different way. The great thing about humans is that we’re all unique. We have different talents, interests and we each desire to contribute to the world in a slightly different way.

I we are each to contribute to the world in a way that enriches our lives and let’s us thrive in an authentic way, we have to make up our own path — find our own way.

When people tell you that you’re nuts for pursuing a certain path or going in a certain direction, that’s great news. It means you’re doing it your way. It means your not following the standard path, which will lead you to the same destination that everyone else is going to. Instead, you’re finding your own way.

It will take a while, but when you relax and get really OK with the reality that this is your path and nobody else’s, life gets easier, happier and more fulfilling.


It’s hard. Sometimes it’s really hard. But it’s worth it.

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This article was originally published on the Huffington Post

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