I’ve been doing quite a lot of coaching lately, and one of the topics that inevitably come up in coaching with people is how much trust people are putting in themselves versus trust they’re putting in each other.
What seems to be a fairly common kind of occurrence these days is that people tend to trust the external voice more than they trust the internal voice. This is not true of everybody, there are some people that are very driven by their internal compass and they’re led by the confidence they have and the beliefs they have about themselves and about the way the world works. But these people are few and far between. The vast majority of people being led are being influenced or being programmed by what external people around them are saying.
It might be an expert, it might be a consultant, it might be a speaker, it might be an author. It could be anyone who has claimed to have a new idea about something. If you fall into the trap of believing those people more than you trust yourself, you’ll end up with a very skewed perception of the way the world works.
I’m not saying be arrogant or overly confident about what you’re thinking or feeling, but I am saying be open to hearing the voice within, and be open to tapping in truly, deeply, madly into the depths of your soul and what it is saying.
It’s only through this that we can develop a quiet confidence about the way that we interact with other people and the way that we operate. You’ll know the people around you that have a quiet confidence, and often you might want to be like that person, or you might want to have the confidence that person seems to have.
It’s a bit like a self-perpetuating prophecy. The more you trust in your own judgement of something, the more you can feel comfortable that your judgement is going to be a good one or an accurate one or an informed one.
You can still be open to what other people are saying. Being open is a good thing, but you still have to come to the part where you’re distilling the openness, you’re distilling the advice and you’re distilling this external voice, trying to work out where the external voice actually connects and taps into the internal voice.
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