Everyone needs someone to help them in their decisions. An advice works great when taken from the right person. Even the slightest support helps me a lot. But, that happens only when it comes from someone else. I can’t come to understand why I’m not able to get that encouragement myself; how the simplest words can help me. I can get the next person to think he can do something they probably can’t; you can too. Almost everyone can do that. At the same time you can make someone believe they can’t do something they actually can. Why is it that way; why does the opinion of another person affect us as much as it does?
It’s not even required that the person should have any knowledge of whatever they are telling you about. The only thing needed is that you should be ready to take their advice. I mean you know about yourself, what you can do, what you are capable of. No one knows you like you do. Everything you do is done by you; your decisions, your efforts. Then, why is it that we look for inspiration from the outside. Not that there is anything wrong getting it from outside and there isn’t, but why is that we can’t inspire ourselves. It’d be great to just be able to do that.
I would love to be able to tell myself that I can do something I’d like to do and believe it, but somehow it doesn’t work that way. Perhaps, it is because I don’t trust myself enough. That must be it.