Do you trust yourself?

@leateagee (3667)
China
July 10, 2008 10:15am CST
In doing whatever in life, you need to be confident enough to face the world and climb the ladder of success. In my life, there are some instances that I trust myself in a certain field in my life that I know I can do very well and there are some parts that I really ask help from others. I don't care if they will tell me dumb, for I know i am not dumb because I was able to think of such case because I was thinking. What about you? Do you trust yourself?
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20 responses
• Philippines
10 Jul 08
I do believe in the things I can do and the things I can accomplish. There are times that people or certain events make me doubt my capabilities but I can easily overcome them. I have proven my worth in different areas and I think that is enough for me to believe in myself and believe in what I can do. Of course, it is important to acknowledge the contribution of other people and how they influenced your life.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
13 Jul 08
Good for you that you know yourself. If you know yourself better than anybody, you can do whatever you want to do. You alone can bring yourself to highs and lows of life. Yes, of course, don't forget other people. "No man is an island." Thank you so much for responding. Take care =)
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Yes, trusting the self is a very important aspect of life. If one looses trust and confidence on his ownself, then he would never succeed in anything. So I strongly trust myself. This helps me to work hard and move towards my goal. I have to accept that sometimes questions will be arising within me, if I would be able to complete the job. Or whether I 'm the right person for the work? But at these times, it is the trust and confidence that I have on myself that boosts me. They increase my hope and help me to work hard. Whatever be the situation, never loose the trust you have on yourself. You can succeed in life.
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
11 Jul 08
Trust, has always been an issue for me. Not because I don’t trust people. Au contraire, I trust much too easily. I have always been so determined to see the good in others, so much that I always seem to fail to make shrewd assessment of people who sometimes come in multi-layered packages containing hidden items and agendas that are easily missed. I have been betrayed by those I call my best friends. My mellow disposition has always been taken for granted. And more so when they know that I do not get into fits of anger very often. One might think that past lessons should have hardened me up a little bit, but no. I still want to believe that everyone has more good in them, whether they know it or otherwise. Just like Dumbledore (from the Harry Potter books, of course) who has often been criticized that his greatest weakness was his willingness to trust those who may otherwise be considered untrustworthy. It was good that his judgment always proved to be correct, but I can’t say the same could hold for me in this real world. And on top of that, I forgive much too easily too. I know. I may be a doormat of the worst kind. Deluded, even. And it’s not because I can’t fight for myself or anything. In my profession, I am always firm with my consultants and contractors in areas concerning my designs. I guess I’m doing fine there. It is only in my personal life that I seem to be so vulnerable. So I guess I can say that I can’t trust myself in my assessment of others, having said all this. I have always been too generous with my heart. I really am afraid that one day it may belong to me no more…
@Elixiress (3893)
11 Jul 08
I trust myself, because if you cannot trust yourself then how can you ever trust someone else. You know everything about yourself and if you cannot trust that then how can you trust someone that may have secrets? If I am not sure of something then I will ask someone or some people's advice and then think about whether I am going to go with their advice and trust that, so still trusting myself.
• Malaysia
11 Jul 08
I agree with you, it's very important to be confident enough to face the world. I'm just a normal person. I have certain confidence, but not in every field. I trust myself in my own proficiency, but sometimes when I'm facing some big problem and I can't solve it, my confident will decrease a lot for some time before I can recover. But sometimes, our confidence may earn from our experience.
• United States
11 Jul 08
In some places i do. but i get comfeterble somtimes,and then in order for me to move ahead i have to push myself extremley....only in some aspects of life, not all the time do i have to be pushed.
@akrockz (306)
• India
11 Jul 08
yeah definitely...
• Romania
11 Jul 08
i try to trust myself but sometimes is hard for me to take decisions .it's not that i don't trust my judgment, but sometimes i prefer to ask my friends or my family for their opinion. sometimes i fear about my future...that i won't be able to make myself a good career, but my family and friends support me so i am ok.
• China
11 Jul 08
To be frank, I am not the person will trust myself well. The worse is I always forget myself in other's successes and even lose myself. Suppose, we can defined it as sellout. I did betray myself at low cost. Hence I have to look for myself back. Thanks for your topic,which raise my thinking. Suppose I am not the most important for world but at least for myself.
@Aaron79 (23)
• China
11 Jul 08
I persist,I succeed. I think persisting is the base of success.
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I do trust myself 200%. I know i can do what i want. In fact many people says that i dont have to work because im not physically fit. But i dont mind them. I applied for job and im thanks im hired and loved by my company and co workers.
@successlog (3172)
• China
11 Jul 08
hi friend,I am glad to see that you are also a self-confidence person.And me, too.I trust myself a lot.I always think i can deal everything with my ability.maybe some one would think i am not a man of ability.BUt in my mind, I all the time think whateve rthe thing is easy or difficult i all can manmange it. does it indicate i am full of self-confidence? I always think once you trust yourself, it means that you have succeed in ah half of one thing you would do.SO self-confidence i very important to us.lol
@avalanzce (125)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
I don't trust myself far beyond, it is really frustrating when I failed on something I believed and expected to achieve. Also I don't like to gain trust on people who only wants to rely on you, I can't blame them but I might be using a bit more believing when that happens. I have my own level of trust,and it is lower than 40 percent.
• United States
11 Jul 08
I do trust myself. I think most people can say that they trust themselves more than other people. And I agree with this logic too. You have to trust yourself because you are the only one who can understand yourself first. Do this make any sense?
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 08
I trust myself but sometimes when hardships come, I feel so uncertain. I don't know why but I must improve on this....
@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Sometimes, I do and other times I don't. but if you don't ask you will never learn. If someone calls you dumb because your asking, let them. what is worst is not asking and not doing the jobs right.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
10 Jul 08
no i can not trust myself, i can resist anything but temptation blessed be
@Mitraa (3188)
• India
10 Jul 08
Yes! Certainly I trust myself! Because, this trust is the only fuel on which our actions take shape! We all must learn to trust on ourselves with definiteness! I may say, "First trust on yourself and then trust on God!" Trust is the only treasure for an aqctive person. Thanks for this nice topic!
@anawar (2406)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Only a very wise person like you is smart enough to know when to ask for help. One day I wanted to replace the headlight lamp in my car. My efforts frustrated me. I didn't know my neighbor was watching me. When he came over and offered help, I felt dumb as I watched him replace the new headlight in minutes. I told him I felt dumb and he said not to. He told me the first time he tried, he couldn't do it either and someone helped him. Because of that, he was able to help me. Trust is different from success. The one area in my life where I do not trust myself concerns meeting guys. Next time (if ever) I meet someone, I'm asking for help and I won't feel dumb, I will feel wise.
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
10 Jul 08
Yes I do trust my self most of the things I try to do myself and very rarely I ask for others help , first thing is I am self confident , I will take up any work or any thing if I am confident only and then I do it honestly. Nice to know about you as well, I am similar to you. Trusting our self is very important only then the success comes to us.