Did you learn that the way to get what you want is to buckle down, work harder and be better than everyone else?
But here’s the thing – willpower only gets you so far.
It’s the equivalent of running a sprint and thinking you can keep sprinting forever...it just doesn’t work.
So what’s the answer then?
Self-trust, my loves, self-trust. Oodles and oodles of the stuff.
Self-trust can sound like self-love sometimes, i.e. sounds great but how the f do I get it!?
You don’t just magically wake up one morning and have self-trust, you build it, slowly, over time.
You build self-trust by searching for and appreciating evidence:
🔎 evidence that you can trust yourself
🔎 evidence that you know how to take care of yourself
🔎 evidence that you can handle whatever life throws your way
The evidence might be really slim to start with, that’s normal. It’s a start.
(And hey, I know there’s prolly a whole lot of evidence you can find that indicates you can’t trust yourself, you don’t know how to take care of yourself, etc so take a moment to acknowledge that and set it aside if you can and practice searching for the positive and supportive evidence that feels good)
Your exercise should you choose to accept it is to journal on all the evidence you can think of (recent or from your entire life) that supports the belief that you can trust yourself, know how to take care of yourself and can handle whatever life sends your way.
That said, this work builds slowly over time. One journaling exercise isn’t going to magically build your self-trust overnight but it can give you a taste of what is possible when you commit to this work, which isn’t meant to be done alone.
Can you imagine having someone to help you through this and remind you of your vision, power and potential whenever you wobble?
Can you imagine having a supportive thought partner that sees the best in you to make your dreams a reality?
Can you imagine what it would feel like to know you have someone in your corner no matter what?
If this sounds delicious to you, reach out to set up a free discovery call. Two 1:1 coaching spots are still up for grabs right now. Is one of them for you?