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[Reclaim Your Life Nuggets] Do you trust yourself?
November 17, 2013

November 17, 2013 | Issue #012 | Sign up for this ezine

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Decisions decisions decisions…
We all have to make them, but do we trust ourselves to do so?

Do YOU trust yourself?

There are different kinds of decisions, some more crucial than others, but the way we make our decisions is a big indication of our own self trust, and let's face it - people around us are usually more than happy to offer their opinions.

Question is - do they really know better than you do? And an even more important question here is do you listen to them because you don't really trust yourself?

All through our lives we're taught to seek the validation and approval of authority figures in our life. This creates a habit of ranking other people's opinions higher than our own, and some people lose their own voice altogether this way - striving to please.

But the honest truth is that we do know more than we think we know, and that's a fact oftentimes shaded by this lack of trust in ourselves, and by not having the kind of confidence that will not be shaken by someone else trying to control or manipulate us.

I found this quote by Thomas Sowell and although it's a bit harsh it makes a good point:

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."

Imagine for a minute one of those quiz shows on TV where someone makes a decision on the right answer to a question and the host does his best (mostly successfully…) to shake that person's confidence - "Are you sure this is the right answer…?" and while it serves the entertainment purpose of the show, it also demonstrates how this tendency to lose our confidence this way is embedded within so many of us.

Well this nugget is here to highlight this issue for you, and to motivate and encourage you to trust yourself a lot more than you'd normally tend to. After all - when it comes to your personal life - no one is more qualified than yourself to know what's really right for you.

So I'll share with you something simple yet very powerful, that you can use to empower you when doubt creeps in on debating an important decision. All it requires is a few moments of stillness, and it would very well serve you with the most crucial decisions you face in your life.

Shutting out all the outside and mental 'noise' go into stillness. Stillness allows you to hear your inner truth and it comes in the form of a clear feeling, and the best decision to make is always the one that feels right to you from within.

It's as simple as that, and in a world surrounding us with 'noise' this is something so many of us forget we can do to get clarity and confidence in our decisions.

Trust yourself. You ARE worth it!

Stay tuned for our next Reclaim Your Life Nugget and remember...

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