I like to think of myself as a skeptical person.
Probably because it makes me feel like I am a smart person.
But the reality is there is so much I don’t know, and so much that I can’t know, and even though I want to know everything, there are simply things I don’t know.
And I am okay with that.
Because I am learning things every day.
Primarily I am learning things about myself.
Things I didn’t know, or realize, or accept.
Currently I am grappling with a hard reality, it’s one that I feel is keeping me from certain potential I might have.
I don’t trust my gut.
Which is another way of saying I don’t trust myself.
That’s where the skepticism comes in, I am always looking for more information, I am always looking for something or another to back up what I feel deep down.
I’m always looking for external validation for something I feel on the inside.
Always hoping that if I get enough of that validation I will be able to accept what my gut tells me is true.
And as a result, I may have missed some beautiful opportunities in life.
And I don’t want to do that anymore.
It may seem strange that I am publicly talking about why I shouldn’t need feedback to trust myself, because the public arena is all about feedback.
But I am curious.
Do you trust yourself?
Do you trust your gut instincts?
And has it served you?