Trust Yourself

It’s a very dangerous enterprise to set a goal on which we’re not willing to follow through. If we want to lose five pounds, we’d better do it and we’d better do it with absolute conviction because, quite frankly, we don’t have the time or the inclination to disappoint ourselves. The success or foundering of our lives depends upon it.

Rob Sulaver –

This quote is part of a larger article that I saw this morning on Greatist and it really resonated with me. I love this quote! It’s about building trust with yourself – if you tell yourself you’re going to do something, you should probably do it. I think I have a hard time trusting myself because I’ve let myself down time and time again. I call this “letting myself off the hook” and what it really means is that even though I might say, for example, I’m going to get up and workout in the morning, more often than not, I don’t follow through, which makes me feel disappointed, which often leads to negative self talk.

Which leads me to another quote I saw when Googling “trust quotes” that I thought was apropo:

I like myself pretty well, but this is definitely an issue for me. Not ironically, I read another post this morning about that same issue: Do You Trust Yourself on the Removing the Fluff blog. When things like this come up in the same day, I am curious. When they come up within the same hour…I pay very close attention because Someone is obviously trying to tell me something. I think this is Detour #2 and I should start working on it asap.


Do you feel like you have a lot of self-trust? How do you develop that? Share in the comments because I really want to know!

6 thoughts on “Trust Yourself

  1. Interesting. You’re getting all sorts of messages today! Or, you’re just ready to see them. 🙂 Do I have a lot of self-trust. Well. Hmm. I don’t even know how to answer that. I assume that means trust in things when it comes to me and about me, and it being all up to me. So… sorta? I have a lot of fear. A lot of self loathing. But I know I CAN actually do stuff, I’m usually capable, so… with enough personal prodding, I can get it done. So… sorta. Yes, sorta. Final answer.

  2. I’m still thinking about this. I know I consider myself trustworthy in relation to others. I’m not sure if its a necessary question. Isn’t it more important to KNOW yourself? Discuss please 🙂

  3. Yes…by having to support myself, my daughter, working outside the home for 40 years,and learning how to do things all by myself and not rely on anyone else. That’s how.

    1. Oh and completing many marathons, Ironman races and swims from Alcatraz. Those are confidence builders too…no one helped me, but ME train and race those things.

  4. Trust is an important element when you want to do something important . The motivation is very important too. I think everyone can keep a diet or doing some exercise , but without ambition can not succeed .

  5. Yeah, trust is extremely important to me and yes, I have let myself down quite a bit in my life, but I never gave up and I have since met those promises I made to myself. I’m really cognizant of being honest with myself. I think it’s important that even when we let ourselves down and feel like crap because of it, to just breathe and know that tomorrow is a new day that we can accomplish great things (at least that works for me).

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