“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” — Suzy Kassem
Trusting your intuition and knowing that you can accomplish your goals to make your dreams your everyday reality sounds so easy, but oh how much easier said than done it really is. Trust is a difficult thing to build for some people. While it’s already tough enough to build trust with others, building trust with yourself can be even more challenging. For that reason, this fall, I’m setting out to get more in tune with trusting my intuition.
When I began living life more confidently and stopped doubting myself, it made me realize that I could do anything I set my mind to. Of course, there are still times where I question whether or not I can do something, but I spend more time telling myself I can do it instead of talking myself out of it.
When you believe in yourself and spend more time trusting in your abilities, then you can become so much closer to accomplishing your goals than if you just write yourself off. Doubt won’t help you accomplish your goals. Instead, it will push you further back and lower your confidence levels. Feeling like you’re moving backwards sucks. I’ve been there multiple times, but it’s a wake up call and an opportunity to change.
Fall is all about change and renewal. Sometimes, the fresh start of a new season is all you need to regroup and determine what you want to accomplish next. It’s part of the reason why setting new goals and revisiting your current ones is crucial. Being in tune with your goals makes it easier to visualize them and reflect on why they’re important to you.
One of the important pieces of trust is gratitude, as it has such a positive affect on your life. There are so many studies about the neuroscience of gratitude and how practicing it can rewire our brains. It becomes so much easier to trust yourself when you’re constantly thinking about the things you’re grateful for. For instance, I’m grateful for my passion for writing. It’s a simple thing that may seem small, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m rewiring my thought process around this to reinforce the fact that I excel at writing. I like it, I’m good at it, and I’m building my confidence in it subconsciously.
I encourage you to take some time to really think about what you’re grateful for whether it’s a skill, passion, emotion, or something tangible. Practicing gratitude 3 times a day (in the morning, night, or both) has impacted my life in such a positive way. It almost sounds silly at first, but physically writing out what you’re grateful gets you in a positive mindset. When you spend more time thinking with a positive mindset, you build trust. See where I’m going with this?
Trusting yourself isn’t an easy process and it’s fluid. It’s not something that you just achieve and then move on; it’s something you practice every day. Trust is an agreement and it has the ability to be broken or strengthened. By investing more time in yourself and developing a positive mindset, you strengthen that bond. By exercising negativity and ignoring your goals, it becomes so much easier to fracture that bond and eventually break it making it much harder to repair.
This fall season is an opportunity to try something new. Building trust is a process and understanding where your intuition is trying to guide you is not always easy, but the moment you implement a positive change in your life is the moment you’ll start to see gradual improvements. One positive change leads to another and so on and so forth.
You can do anything you set your mind to. Open your ears to intuition, open your heart to gratitude, and open your eyes to the possibilities of all the things you can accomplish. Wishing everyone a great fall season full of positive change and growth!