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?

Carry on.