Quote of the Week 10: Can you always trust yourself?

There are all kind of things that can get in the way of our self promises. The point is, what can we do about it? Want to know how? Try to answer these few simple questions. You’ll be surprised how this will work for you.

If you’re anything like me, you can’t always trust yourself.

What I mean is you tell yourself that you’re going to do something. Then, as they say, “life happens.” Guess what? You never actually got round to doing it.

Can you honestly say that you always trust yourself to do what you say?

But, why wouldn’t you trust yourself?

Because, very often, you don’t always do what you say you’ll do. You decide to do something. Yet, somehow, for some reason it never happens.

Is there anything you can do about it? Could you find that IRON STRING that Emerson talks about?

Yes, of course you can. A simple remedy is to find out what went wrong, and why. Pause, and ask yourself:

  1. Did I think it through enough? Or maybe it was a spur of the moment thing.
  2. Did I really mean what I said? Or maybe it was more wishful thinking.
  3. How important was it for you? Or maybe you’ve not taken it seriously enough.
  4. What stopped you? Or maybe it just . . . sort of . . . got pushed out.
  5. Is it still a good idea? Think about it again. Ask yourself “do I still really want it?
  6. If I do still want it, then when will I actually get round to doing it?
  7. Then, simply renew your promise to yourself, and then . . . do it!

By asking yourself these questions, you’ll gradually learn to trust yourself more. Why? Because you won’t be so quick to decide to do something, and then let it slide away from you.

You’ll take the promises, you make to yourself, a bit more to heart.

Bit by bit you’ll learn to say “when I say I’m going to do something, I really mean it. It will happen!”

You’ll be amazed how good that makes you feel. Try it and see.

Gerry McCann


P.S. There’s a bonus too. Others might believe and trust you a bit more. How good is that? Awesome!

P.P.S. Maybe you’d like to share this little quote with a friend. Feel free to leave a comment.  I’d love to hear from you. Thanks.


“Quote of the Week 10: Can you always trust yourself?”

  1. Patricia Buolamwini says:

    Trusting in God. Faith in God increases our dependence on our Heavenly Father who is good. I find this approach to life leads me to be confident.

  2. Ashwin Srinivasan says:

    Thanks Gerry

    Interesting read. I need to work out v badly for health reasons. Yes everyday at 5:00 pm when my reminder comes on, I swipe it up. Why is it that a fit body does not seem important enough for me to plough my way through my routine? I don’t know

    1. Gerry McCann says:

      Many thanks, Ashwin, for your kind comment. Sorry I’ve taken so long to reply. Congratulations on having a definite work-out plan for each day. Sorry to learn that you find it hard to stick to it. Maybe set an easier plan to start with, and then give yourself a little reward every time to keep to the plan. I’m 83 now, and my plan is a run 3 times a week. I’m out for over and hour. For me, 3 times a week is not too much, and I’ve kept it up now for months. May I wish you and all your loved ones a very happy Christmas, and all God’s blessings for 2021. Peace. Love. Success.

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