Resolution Success Step 27: Trust yourself. Be your own best friend.

So many times in our life, we rely on other people to make choices for us.  We rely on other people to trust in us, and give us the encouragement we need.

But what happens when, for whatever reason, those people aren’t there anymore?  Or their goals don’t line up with ours?  Can you move forward without holding someone else’s hand?

It’s wonderful to have backup, or support, or just someone to say, “I’m going to do this and you’re coming with me.”  But there are going to be times when it’s up to you–and only you–to take the next step.  This is when it’s most important to trust yourself.  Stop second-guessing your actions, and believe that you can move forward on your own.

This is an emotional issue that is far more common that you might think.  We all have self-doubt.  We all, at some point, hear that little voice in our head telling us that we’re not stong enough to do something on our own, or not smart enough to make the right decision regarding our own health.  A big part of losing weight and becoming healthy is learning to tell that voice to shut up.

It can be very difficult to do, but you have to be your own best friend.  Trust that you can make good decisions on your own.  No one else can lose the weight for you, so learn to rely on yourself.  Like I said, it’s wonderful to have backup, but it might not be there 100% of the time.  So trust in yourself, too.

You don’t have to be in control all the time, but you do have to be empowered.  Any time you start to feel fear, welcome it with your eyes open.  Don’t give fear the power to stop you in your tracks; only you have the power to start or stop.  Start seeing what you are capable of.  Trust yourself.

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