“Forever trust in who we are, and nothing else matters…”
In the world of inspirational and positive affirmation quotations, we are used to the words of Wayne Dyer, Anthony Robbins, Norman Vincent Peale, and others. One of my favorite inspirational quotes, however, comes from the duo of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Hetfield and Ulrich are better known by their day jobs as lead vocalist and drummer, respectively, of the band Metallica. The above quote is from their 1991 song “Nothing Else Matters”.
Trust is a funny thing. As kids we learn to trust our parents. We learn to trust our siblings. We learn to trust our friends. But at what point do we learn to trust ourselves?
The road to trusting ourselves is sometimes treacherous. Especially if a troll named Insecurity jumps out from behind a tree. Insecurity is the arch enemy of self trust.
The world does a great job trying make us all as insecure as possible. Why? Our collective insecurity is very profitable. The backbone of Madison Ave and the advertising world is based upon convincing us that we need to live up to the unrealistic expectations that they have set before us. “Because that’s where the happiness is.” In our desire to be accepted, in our desire to fit in, in our desire to simply be happy, our focus shifts away from who we really are to who we think we really want to be.
TRANSCENDING Living Half Full means trusting in who you are. And, honestly, nothing else matters. Trusting in your self is simply listening to the real you. Listening to the inner voices of inspiration. The inner voices that are telling you that you are good enough exactly the way you are. Not worrying about the opinions and expectations others may have for you. Trusting yourself allows you to transcend the insecurity and doubt and allows you to fully become all that you were created to become. This is the real you, the natural you, the one created for greatness. The one the world needs you to become.
Trust in who you are.
It’s a great day to be you!