Are you governed by self-doubt or self-trust?
Considering the effort I put into caring for my health, I think my health should be perfect, BUT…
Last year I was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder that I have probably had for years (my bone marrow is an overachiever in platelet production).
Considering how much time, energy, and heart I have put into the Grace & Grit podcast over the past 6 years, I’d like to have millions of downloads by now BUT…
The show is just now approaching half a million downloads.
Considering how much I believe in the value of my services, I’d love everyone to be equally as enthusiastic, BUT…
Strangely, they are not.
And there was a time in my life when I would use those unmet expectations and disappointments as evidence for how I was “failing”. And it made me feel like 💩
Luckily, I have a low tolerance for feeling like 💩 AND a fierce stubborn streak.
So, I set out to change it.
I worked with coaches, counselors, and mentors…
I read my face off and took loads of courses that could help me better manage my brain and, low and behold, I slowly learned that self-trust isn’t a byproduct of my achievements, it is a byproduct of my thinking and how I choose to show up in the FACE of life’s uncertainty.
I trust myself to figure out whatever life throws in my path.
I trust myself to pick myself and try again when things don’t turn out the way I want them to.
I trust myself to not be an ass to myself when I make mistakes or don’t reach certain outcomes (which is pretty often, the above is just a small sampling).
And it has made all the difference to my physical, mental and emotional health.
How about you? Are you currently governed by self-doubt or self-trust? Share with me over here, on Instagram.