Happy Monday everyone!
This week I come to you with a quote that I found just recently. I did some research on it and sadly cannot figure out the person that actually said the quote. So if you know where this came from please let me know in the comments below so I can give credit where credit is due.
Onto the quote:
"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it's own wings. "
Firstly let me just mention I love birds as animals but I also love the symbolism they bring to most quotes. This quote in particular really spoke to me. Like most of the quotes I have posted so far, there is some type of element in them that connect with my life : past, present or future.
This really clicks with my past, as I'm sure it does a lot of you out there. You, as an individual, are the most important person to have faith and trust in. If you don't trust yourself, how do you ever expect to trust others?
Now, trusting yourself can come in multiple different perspectives. Whether it be trusting yourself to move to a completely new location or trusting yourself to take a new job that you think will benefit you in the long run.
To some people what I mentioned above might not sound intimidating at all. However, for those like myself, both of those two things sound like an overwhelming situation. It took me years to gain trust in myself. I had to learn to believe that I knew what was best for me. Intimidation is a big obstacle for more people than you know. Like the bird in the quote, we have to know that contentment due to fear will only lead to a life filled with "what ifs." What if we never spread our wings and flew to see what else was out there?
Unfortunately, we only get one life. And even more unfortunate, that life goes by quick! Personally, I would rather try and fail than never try at all. I definitely haven't always thought that way though. It takes time to change your thought process. As humans, we seek comfort in routine. But how will we learn whether or not we can fly if we never even try?
We need to take our trust out of comfort and put it into ourselves. Start a small business. Ask for a small raise. Get a piece of new furniture you've been wanting. Start small, but trust in yourself that this is what's best for you in the long run. And if you fail, learn from it. Grow. Take that as a learning experience. When you go to soar from your branch next time, you'll have that knowledge and strength from the previous try.
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