I honestly can’t remember a significant time as far back as early childhood that I didn’t trust myself. I’m sure that my not making decisions which affected my survival had something to do with this. I do remember giving myself permission to fail, failing was ok, I guess it was something that I was use to. My mother says I was always an independent child. I’ll say I was a normally rebellious child. My childhood just like yours was unique to shaping me into who I am today. I’m grateful to have been able persevere through my experiences. Today, I can smile and say I’m grateful. Dealing with childhood failure has been one of my greatest teachers. Today I’m able to say I don’t easily fold under pressure.
I recall several “uh-huh” moments in which a light in my braid and heart was turned on at the same time. One of those moments was the first time I learned that I could do anything I put my mind to doing. I learned that whatever I told myself, became my reality. If I let negative thoughts into my mind I would feel bad, and If I let positive thoughts into my mind I would feel good. I learned that I was made in God’s Image and I learned how the Universe’s energy affects life. I was a young adult at the time and this new information was a gem. This particular “Uh-huh” moment happened when I purchased a book at a resell shop. The book didn’t have a pretty cover and there was nothing special looking about it. The title was “You can If You Think you Can” by Normal Vincent Peal. I had no ideal that my reading this plain looking book would changed how I seen life forever. My journey to improving my life became more serious at that moment. However I needed to improve my trust in self before I was able to see changes in my life. Some of the rules I live my life by and which strengthens my trust in myself are:
- I try not to worry about what others think about me. I concentrate on being a better me. I can’t control what others think, I can only control my thoughts.
- I don’t let people’s opinion of what I should be doing with my life affect me. Everyone has an opinion, but when it comes to how I should live my life, my opinion is the only one that counts.
- I have taken major risk in my life and I’m still standing. Risks are necessary. Be a leader not a follower.
- It’s never too late for me to do anything. My life don’t have a cut off time limit. If I want to take a dance class, I will, although it would be kinda creeping for me to enroll in a dance class full of 6 year olds.
- My life has a mission which is not set in stone. I can change it as I see fit , but only for the good of myself and man. My main goal is to live my life with integrity.
Trusting yourself adds quality to life and it cost nothing. What better person to trust than yourself. I hope that this past week’s writing has reminded you that you already have the tools needed to live the type of life that you seek.
My Life’s mission is to persevere through life’s experiences, to embrace life’s diversities and to endure life’s challenges for the purpose of teaching healing and empowering others to be their best. -Rhonda Davis-