What does it mean to trust yourself? Inspired by a quote from Seth Godin’s book, The Practice: Shipping Creative Work, I’m exploring what it means to trust yourself and how trust connects to your passion. For most of my business, I found it easier to trust someone else’s interpretation of me rather than trust my thoughts, desires, and feelings. But as I consider what it means to trust myself and do the work connected to that trust, I see an interesting new path forward. To outsiders, it looks a lot like where I’ve been before. But to me, it feels so much different.
Trusting yourself (internal):
- To listen.
- To question.
- To challenge.
- To resolve.
- To change.
The work we trust ourselves to do (external):
- To remember all that we’ve done, learned, and become, not to be stuck in the past, but to fuel our momentum moving forward.
- To move closer to our true self and creative identity.
- To say yes when we want to say yes, no when we want to say no.
- To push through the plateau and trust yourself to work through challenges and hardships.
- To change your relationship to risk.