Confidence Booster Series: Trust Yourself
“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself” – Unknown
This week’s focus is to dig deep and ‘trust’ in our inner voice and overall abilities. I believe we all have an intrinsic guidance system that will lead us down the best path that we need at the time. The trick is to not only ‘hear’ this inner voice, but to honour and follow through with what we know to be true.
I am certainly guilty of being an over-thinker. While being analytical and looking at things from multiple angles can be a strength, it also works to my disadvantage by extinguishing my inner truth and gut reaction to things. When I get caught in the pattern of over-thinking and not trusting in my intuition, I begin to second guess myself in many areas of life and lose confidence in my abilities.
When I am in tune with myself, I roll with my instincts and jump in without second guessing myself over and over to the point of sabotaging my success and happiness.
I have found that awareness is key. If we get caught in ‘analysis paralysis’, simply acknowledging that this is the state we are in, is a helpful first step in creating the necessary space to hear our inner truth.
Watching the way birds behave creates the perfect illustration of how relying on natural instincts is essential for survival. There is no hesitation in their flight patterns and maneuvering, they simply ‘go for it’, relying purely on their inherent reflexes.
I believe that our true inner voice will help us to survive certain situations, and when we lean into this voice and trust ourselves, we begin to build ourselves up bit by bit to thrive.
This week, practice creating the necessary space that’s right for you to hear your inner voice. Whether that comes through quiet time, connection or fresh air, do what’s right for you. Then try following through with what you hear, you may be surprised to see what happens.
Believe in Yourself – ❤ Emily
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