Self-Discipline and Trust
As we continue to share ideas on discipline today we are going to include the idea of how your self-discipline helps Increase trust in yourself.
We began this topic with a definition of discipline here is the reminder - Definition - “Self-discipline is the ability to control yourself and to make yourself work hard or behave in a particular way without needing anyone else to tell you what to do. Exercising at home alone requires a tremendous amount of self-discipline.” (source) - and the link to that post is here
Now let’s look at how trust is defined. “Trust is a feeling that somebody or something can be relied upon or will turn out to be good. It is the feeling of being sure about something, even if it cannot be proved.” - (source)
You may have a difficult time trusting yourself. Don’t despair. You are not alone. It is something that many people experience and finds difficult to overcome. When you lose trust in others, you start to lose trust in yourself. Meaning if we can’t rely on someone or we don’t trust that things will work out for us we might struggle in life.
To help you overcome this challenge, you must begin to focus on key aspects of trust. The first is to rely on your accomplishments no matter how big or small. 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. From my experience a big part of the trusting ourselves process is having the self-discipline to focus on the WINS no matter what.
You also must trust your instincts. Now, understand that this does take practice in self-discipline 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 must only listen. How many times have you said to yourself that you "should" have listened to your instincts?
Allow yourself to 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, we must allow other people in, that is a part of the human experience. 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.
Begin 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 practice being self-disciplined 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. Make self-disciplined decisions rather than take unnecessary emotional chances. While you want to be smart regarding the risks of your decision, you don’t want to overanalyze every decision you make. If you do, you will never make any decisions, and you will become exhausted with what is called decision fatigue and ultimately become stagnate from not taking action.
It’s true that not everything will work out the way you plan. However, you will never know unless you do. The good news is when you are ready to take action, many of your decisions will work for you because you have created a system of self-discipline and trust for your best life.
Self-discipline and trust in our opinion go hand in hand. We must practice these skills daily. Wendy has mastered the skills of self-discipline and trust over many years. I help women who have struggled with their own health and fitness for years to develop and implement the necessary skills to begin to see their desired results. Better health, moving well.
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