Trust. Just five letters but one really big word. It’s heavy with expectation. It’s stepping out of your comfort zone. It’s relinquishing control. It’s believing in something bigger than you. To the onlooker it may seem like nothing but when its you being asked to trust it might be everything.
Look to the natural world and you’ll see that trust isn’t something confined to human kind. The squirrel trusts that the branch will take their weight as they leap through the tree tops, the bird trusts there will be warmer weather as they embark for their winter migration, the willow tree trusts that new leaves will come again in the spring as they see their last ones fall from the previous year.
When you’re faced with a situation that requires trust but are hesitant – ask yourself why? What is it that causing you to waver? It’s easy to say “fear” – but ask yourself of what? The first answer is never usually the real reason. Dig deeper – get to the root cause of what’s stopping you.
There’s a saying, attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, that goes do one thing every day that scares you. Now lets be fair – every day may be too much for many people. But how about doing just one thing? We’re not talking bungee jumping or a wing walking. Baby steps. Perhaps it’s talking to a stranger in the street? Perhaps it’s signing up to take a new class? Maybe it’s opening up to a friend about something you’ve been keeping to yourself? Anything new in your life requires trust. Trust that it’s going to be ok. Trust that you’re not going to make a fool of yourself, or hurt yourself, or feel like you’ve made a mistake. Each time you take even a small step into trust you’re building up your capacity for it.
As a coach, I regularly work with clients to struggle to trust. Using the law of attraction, we work together to uncover the root cause of the doubt and then either help you move into a space of trust or pass it by. Whatever is right for you given the situation.
Invitation: do one thing that scares you. I wonder how you feel after?
If you feel moved to take this invitation – I invite you to share what you are noticing below.