Learn to Trust Yourself In Difficult Situations

Trust yourself if the world is in chaos and everything is uncertain. Maintain your internal calm, confidence, and a resilient attitude when there's external instability. This is because you'll feel safer when you refuse to let your fears weaken you.
Learn to Trust Yourself In Difficult Situations
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by the psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 21 February, 2022

Trust yourself when nothing around you is safe; when you feel the world is crumbling under your feet. This is because nothing will make you feel more alive than having the firm confidence that you deserve better. Know that you can activate your strategies to confront anything that lies ahead, no matter what. This alone is a highly valuable psychological resource.

Moreover, one could say that this dimension is linked almost directly to one’s ability to have a more satisfied and happy life. At the end of the day, fear is the opposite of self-confidence and, as you may already know, nothing is as devastating as facing your daily life with the feeling that you have no control over it.

There’s also an undeniable fact right now: that everyone goes through crises at all levels. Many people think of their future with an uncomfortable mix of unease and uncertainty. They may feel that much of the things they took for granted can be completely recast. Thus, you only have two options when faced with this scenario. That is either to let yourself fall into the abyss of defenselessness or respond by trusting yourself. This latter is actually a type of revitalizing energy.

Nothing guarantees that what may happen tomorrow is good or bad. But any adversity will become more manageable if you’re able to trust yourself.

A woman who trusts herself.

Learn to trust yourself and anything (almost) will be possible

For Carl Rogers, founder of client-centered therapy and a leading exponent of humanistic psychology, self-confidence was an essential component of self-esteem. A priority dimension to attend to in order for everyone to attain well-being. Abraham Maslow also included it when he enunciated his theory on the hierarchy of human needs, represented in his now-classic pyramid.

Self-esteem is a part of the recognition step. It’s that area in which independence, self-esteem, dignity, the feeling of being competent to achieve something safe to undertake goals, conquer spaces, love, and be loved is also integrated. According to Maslow, only when you dominate these dynamics can you aspire to the summit of self-realization.

Self-confidence is almost like a key with which to open many of those rewards of life gives. Most of the time you don’t attain them due to indecision and fear. Perhaps it’s even worse, it might be that you don’t think you deserve it. Therefore, it’s important to take into account all those doors you could cross thanks to this psychological competence.

Learn to trust yourself in a world in chaos

Self-confidence will benefit you greatly in an ever-changing world:

  • There’ll be less fear and lower anxiety levels.
  • It’ll reduce that critical internal voice that makes you think you can’t do, don’t know how to do, or don’t deserve something.
  • You’ll feel more motivated to work and fight for what you want.
  • Also, you’ll develop better coping strategies to deal with difficulties.
  • You’ll have a more positive view of yourself.
  • It’ll improve the quality of your relationships.
A person holding the sun.

How to build self-confidence?

If you want your life to change, if you want to improve your reality and face difficulties in a better way, you should go ahead and learn to trust yourself. However, keep in mind that such a task requires daily work and that self-confidence and self-esteem could easily wear out. These aren’t stable dimensions in time. It’s not like carving a figure from a piece of wood and being able to enjoy it forever.

These dimensions are generally sensitive. Sometimes, a disappointment, a mistake, and even a damaging relationship end up boycotting those psychological strengths in which you’ve invested so much for so long. Therefore, be forewarned and promote mental and emotional self-care. Here are some strategies that can help you:

  • Clarify your values and purposes. Be clear about what’s important to you, what you want from life, and what you expect for yourself.
  • Assume you’re not perfect. You have the right to make mistakes, fall, fail, and suffer when fate hits you. However, your ultimate obligation is to get back on your feet and learn.
  • Be compassionate with yourself and master your internal dialogue by being kind to yourself. Don’t act like your worst enemy; respect yourself.
  • Reinterpret your fears. Every time someone or something convinces you that you can’t handle something, ask them or figure out why. Reformulate your plan and remove fear from your mind if there’s no foundation for it.
  • Set achievable goals. That way, you’ll feel more solvent, capable, strong, and motivated.
  • Don’t let anyone limit your potential or question your capabilities. You deserve to get what you want.

Trust yourself in times of crisis

Learn to trust yourself. Wake up your interior strength so it can act like a parachute when things go downhill.

Furthermore, learn to trust yourself on the days when nothing is certain and the horizon indicates a storm. Say yes to putting into practice ingenuity, resilience, the ability to act, the wisdom to know how to handle fear, and how to react to difficulty.

Trust from that mental refuge where everything is calm when the world’s in chaos. This is because, when the destination is uncertain, safety is within you. In other words, you and your determination to move forward, be of help to others, act like that person who always aspires to the best, and be well.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.