You are the only person who can define you. Do not allow people to define you. If you allow that to happen, they will give you the wrong picture of yourself.
One of the opportunities of your life is to be able to define your real self. Tell people who you are. Do not allow people to tell you who you are. They will tell you the wrong things about yourself.
Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a life time is being who you are.” You cannot know who you really are, if you do not define yourself in your own terms.
Sometimes we allow others to define us because we want them to like us. But we are not really helping ourselves by doing that. The great Aristotle said, “Know thyself.” If you want to live a positive, happier, healthier, and a successful life, you MUST know yourself.
You will never know yourself if you allow people who do not even know you to define you. They do not know you. They do not know what you stand for. They do not know where you are going. They know nothing about you. Because of that, do not let their opinions affect you. Their opinions have nothing to do with you. Just focus on what is important to you and the people around you.
“Self-trust is the first secret of success.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson
We cannot succeed if we do not believe in ourselves. It is important to trust ourselves if we are to get anything done in life. If you do not trust yourself. who is going to trust you?
If you are to succeed, you have to trust yourself. You have to believe in yourself. You have to trust yourself from the inside out. Trusting yourself starts from within. If you do not trust yourself within, you cannot trust yourself without.
Trusting yourself means being who you are created to be. Nothing less. In his book, The Power of You: How to Live Your Authentic, Joy-Filled Life Now! Chris Michaels writes, “There is never going to be another you, ever! God made just one. Nobody talks like you. Nobody thinks as you do. No one can love the way you can love. You’re an original piece of work, created by a master artist.”
Believe in yourself that you can get anything done. It starts in your mind. Self-trust starts in your mind. If you trust yourself in your mind, you will trust your power to get things done.
Don’t wait for people to trust you. They are not going to trust you. You are going to trust yourself first, then they will join you. You are unique for a reason- to be YOU. According to Dr. Joseph Murphy, “The only obstacle to your success and achievement is your own thought or mental image.”
If you want success, try to have a positive image of yourself in your mind. Whatever you give to your mind to keep for you, you will get back. If you want to get back a positive image of yourself, then give your mind a positive image to keep for you.
If there is no self-trust image in your mind, you will find it hard to trust yourself. And if you don’t trust yourself, you cannot really get anything done in life.
Self-trust is self-belief. Trust yourself, and people will trust you.