Trust: A reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety of a person or thing.
Your greatest achievements can happen when you trust yourself, trust others and trust the process. Self-trust means taking care of your needs, in order to survive a situation, it means refusing to give up on yourself and having the confidence and courage to do so. Three ways that you can build trust in yourself is 1) keep promises to yourself, 2) speak and treat yourself kindly, and 3) avoid people who seek to undermine your self-trust.
Trusting people is hard because everyone has the potential to betray you. Betrayal happens in many forms and that can lead to mistrust in people. However, trusting in ourselves will help us to cope with the betrayal without leaving a permanent mark on our ability to trust others. When dealing with others listening to your feelings and building healthy boundaries are catalyst to building a life with integrity.
The lack of self-trust holds us back from taking risk because we do not have confidence in our ability. Taking risk is necessary for us to grow, because in every failure a lesson is learned. In that lesson we learn something about ourselves, which can lead to having a higher level of trust in our instinct. Taking risk takes courage, which allows us to see what we are really capable of, and in turn builds our capacity for better self-trust.
Stop running from your negative emotions and face them. When you stare them in their face, you will feel the pain, the fear, the shame and uncertainty. When you stop running away, you will be able to trust that you will be there for you. You will have a feeling of inner peace, because you understand that the negative emotions aren’t destructive but are tools to finding your strength, courage, integrity and self-trust.