It's January 1st and you've probably set some lofty goals for yourself. In years past, were you always successful in reaching those goals? Sadly, the data shows that more than half of you will say no. Most people will have given up on their goals within just 2 months or less.
What can you do differently?
One of the keys to lasting change is trusting in yourself to complete the task, and believing that you are worthy of reaching those goals. You can build up trust in yourself and your abilities.
You may have a difficult time trusting yourself.
Don’t despair. You are not alone. It is something that many people experience, and find difficult to overcome. When you lose trust in others, you start to lose trust in yourself.
To help you overcome this problem, you need to focus on key aspects of trust. The first is to have faith in your accomplishments. If you pass off your accomplishments as not being that important, when you need to rely on them, they won’t be there for you. That is sure to interrupt the process of trusting yourself.
You also need to trust your instincts.
You won’t always be right, but you will be more often than not. An instinct is something you feel strongly about and does not come only from experiences. They come from something internal that no one can truly explain. It’s part of that inner voice that is telling you what to do. You need only listen. How many times have you said to yourself that you should have listened to your instincts?
You should rely on other people.
If you open yourself up to letting others into your life, you will find that you become more trusting of yourself. Whether you like it or not, you need other people. You can’t know everything there is to know about every subject. Use the strengths of others to supplement what you know. It will take the burden away from you to do everything. That will help open the possibilities to put trust in yourself.
Try to filter out negative information.
You get bombarded with this throughout your life. It occurs every day in the news, at work, and in many cases, your home. The more you learn to focus on positivity in your life, the easier it will be to trust yourself. A good first step towards this goal is to avoid negative people. They work hard to try to bring you down.
Trusting yourself sometimes requires a leap of faith.
Take some chances. While you want to be smart regarding the risks of your choices, you don’t want to overanalyze every decision you make. If you do, you will never make any decisions, and you will stagnate. It’s true that not everything will work out the way you plan but, you will never know unless you try. The good news is when you are ready to try, many of your decisions will work for you.
Keep moving forward & don't give up.
How can you make this work for you? Take small, actionable steps, and don't sweat the small stuff. If you miss a day, break a rule or go “off the wagon”. Just pick right back up the very next moment, day, or encounter that makes sense. Look by on your “why” and remind yourself that one slip doesn't mean you have to completely fall. Keep going and before you know it, there will be more and more time between the slips.