Learn to trust yourself
14 October 2019
It can be difficult being a business owner; the saying “It’s lonely at the top is not far from the truth in a lot of cases.”
Running a business is tough, and it’s often frustrating having nobody to turn to or talk to about issues and ideas. This can lead to you being overly critical of yourself and your actions, and losing faith in your own skills and abilities.
Therefore, it’s important that you trust yourself. You may have lost trust and self-confidence, or you might never have felt confident in your own decision-making. One very positive way to get back on track with trusting yourself is to commit and hold yourself accountable.
- Harv Eker is one of our favourite authors. He’s a hugely successful businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation. He gives two superb pieces of advice in his famous book, “True Wealth”:
“Don’t ever commit to something you are not going to do.”
“Trusting yourself and keeping your word to yourself is so important. Would you trust someone else who didn’t keep their word? No? Then how can you trust yourself if you don’t.”
If you do not trust yourself and believe in yourself then it becomes more difficult for others to do so, and this impacts all the way down the line, including potential investors, partners and team members.
Quality over quantity is important, especially when initiating change or pushing yourself out of or into a new comfort zone. So start slow, but DO what you say you are going to do, and DO NOT fall into the excuse trap.
In our minds, business owners and entrepreneurs such as yourself are very brave. You have taken the risk in search of the rewards your vision believes in, and you’ve taken a leap of faith to make it happen. You should be proud of that, but you should also remember what got you there in the first place: vision, belief and trust in yourself to enable you to continue to be successful.