How to Believe and Trust In The Process

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Everyone possesses that innate aspiration to trust wholeheartedly in themselves, and without trust one cannot believe.

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can wish for something to be so much different, but unprepared to accept it. No one is ever prepared to accept anything until they truly believe that they can obtain it.

The mind must coincide with the heart to be in a state of believing; not just hoping or wishing. An open mind believes, while a closed mind never inspires courage, trust or the power to believe.

Almost everyone has gone through difficult life encounters and experiences. It is when the emotional connection with these experiences and encounters suddenly define one’s existence that they become important educators on life’s course. Often one would recognize these difficult experiences as symbols of oneself and not good enough; no longer able to trust one’s own judgment. Simply put, this is fear from within.

The mind can dictate your fear, which then dictates your thoughts and your actions. However, fear cannot reside in an open heart or mind.

There is so much more to trust and believing than simply creating beliefs. Possessing positive beliefs in the mind is the initial step towards creating a positive outlook, resulting in a life of inner peace.

The real art of living is learning how to let life flow through you without letting fear intervene. So, how does one get through the fear? Here are some ways to break through the barriers of mistrust and banish the fear:

Your belief should be superior, exceeding fear. It will entail a lot of effort, but as much as you can, try to closely observe and listen inside of you, look around and see what is functioning well in your personal or business life and what is not. Small or great, profess your successes. Believe that you can reach great things and as early as now, begin counting your blessings.

Only believe in you, in the things that you can do, and not in the circumstances. Believe in only yourself, because there will be times when you will be tempted to put your belief into something else such as a job, a friend or a particular opportunity. Although this could be lucrative at the moment, note that people and circumstances are changeable. Your life’s journey should be created by only you, and you alone can decide whether to change it or not.

Keep in mind that an ongoing belief in oneself can take some time, and if ever you become distracted by life, take it as an opportunity to return to your inner self. Be brave enough to trust your heart and let it be your inner compass.

Now it’s your turn. Have you found the ability to believe and trust in yourself? What are some ways you have done so? I would love if you shared your comments below.

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About Michelle Cruz Rosado

Michelle Cruz Rosado is a professional speaker and bestselling co-author of "Pursuing Your Destiny: How to Overcome Adversity and Achieve Your Dreams." Follow Michelle for inspiring messages and quotes.



  • I have learned to believe in myself by forcing myself to do what I think will be too hard. Every little success makes me more confident in my abilities. I have found that my faith in God helps a lot as well. I know that He wants the best for me and will help me when I ask. #ibabloggers

    • Thank you so much for your comment, dear Miranda. xoxo

  • Alli Smith

    I firmly believe that we teach people how to treat us and if we don’t believe in ourselves, we tend to reflect that in every area of our lives. When we love ourselves, we’re able to allow others to love us. I agree that it does take time. Great post! #ibabloggers

    • I absolutely LOVE your comment, dear Alli. Such truth… “When we love ourselves, we’re able to allow others to love others.” Awesome!! 🙂

  • satrntgr

    Great tips!! God gives me the strength I need, since I trust in Him! 🙂

  • You’re right in that fear can intervene in the way we trust ourselves so overcoming that fear is important. I know that if I start having doubts and questioning myself then I need to re-focus and acknowledge all the positives and plan ways to overcome the fear. It helps for me to pray, as well and also visualize myself already overcoming the challenge and how I’m going to take the steps to get there. Wonderful post, Michelle and great reminder to look to our inner self! #ibabloggers

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and sharing such truth, dear Bernadyn. xoxo

  • Beautiful and insightful post as usual, Michelle. I love reading your posts, it makes me examines my own thoughts, my own fears, my doubts. Thank you. I’m learning to trust the process too.

    • Dearest Maureen, thank you so very much for sharing your warm thoughts and wisdom. I so appreciate you and the insights you share on your blog as well. xoxo

  • Loved this and shared it! #ibabloggers

    • Thank you so much for commenting and sharing! 🙂

  • GreenMtnGirl

    This is something I’ve been struggling with lately. Letting go is super hard for me, I’m not fond of change! When I am struggling, I remind myself to trust in Fate. The web is woven and I simply must walk it. Everything happens for a reason, and while I may struggle now, greater things lie down the path.

    • Thank you for your comment and for sharing your inner truth that states, “…while I may struggle now, greater things lie down the path.” Awesome. 🙂

  • Bonnie Hoffman

    What a great post! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Home Matters Linky Party. I hope you will party with us again this Friday. #HomeMattersParty

    • Thank you so much, Bonnie. I love reading posts from Home Matters Linky Party and look forward to sharing more inspiration from it. 🙂