Trusting in my self today

21 Jun

Written by Kirri White.  Follow me on twitter or facebook.

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This post is part of the #trust30 writing initiative, inspired by Ralph Waldo Emersons “Self-reliance” that encourages you to look within and trust yourself.

You can find further details regarding the challenge here.

Writing prompt by Author Jen Louden

We live in a society of advice columns, experts and make-over shows. Without even knowing it, you can begin to believe someone knows better than you how to live your life. Someone might know a particular something better – like how to bake a three-layer molten coconut chocolate cake or how to build a website – but nobody else on the planet knows how to live your life better than you. (Although one or two people may think they do.) For today, trying asking yourself often, especially before you make a choice, “What do I know about this?”

Today is a message of heart-felt thanks to all my readers for your ongoing support, kind words and valuable feedback.

I’m extra grateful for your support during the past couple of weeks where I have been preoccupied with the Ralph Waldo Emerson Trust 3o writing challenge.

After spending half of the night huddled up in bed with Ms. Insomnia and ideas flitting through my head in a mad stream, I decided that today will be my last post for the #trust30 challenge.

Convenient because todays prompt highlights the importance of self-trust and self-knowledge.

Things I have been reminded of as a result of participating in this challenge:

  • Honest self-reflection is vital for personal growth and improving clarity and focus
  • Writing is a fantastic creative outlet that can be used to explore places long forgotten or previously uncovered
  • Commitment to the process of writing is important to me but completing a writing challenge just for the sake of it is not.
  • Creativity begets creativity
  • The importance of not confusing pleasure with happiness and income with impact.
  • Dreams can easily become attainable goals with an action plan, an open mind and a determined spirit

Some positive actions directly related to the undertaking of this project:

  • I have connected with some amazing new people and been inspired by some fierce writers.
  • I have a whole heap of ideas bouncing round which I can’t wait to cultivate.
  • I’ve made a few bold moves of my own that have pushed me that much closer to attaining my personal and business goals for the year (more on this very soon!)

On a final note….I am very excited to announce that I have a new website coming!

My business website and blog will all be located at the one adress – within the week.

Keep watching this space and, as always…

Have a happy day!


Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


9 Responses to “Trusting in my self today”

  1. mamagrace71 June 21, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    Well done, Kirri !
    You are an inspiration.
    Good luck on your web-site…looking forward to cheering you on with that too 🙂

  2. Norlin June 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Thanks Kirri for getting me on this challenge. I’ve been a little bit slow (slack) with my prompts…and although I’ve enjoyed doing it, looking into myself and sharing with the world. I think I’ll be doing my last post from this challenge soon too. It has helped a lot, in terms of self development and best of all discovering who I really was and what I’ve achieved so far in life. Thank you again for bringing us on this journey. 🙂 xx

    • Kirri White June 21, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

      Norlin – It’s been great sharing in everyones journey. I will never forget just how brave you were in one of your posts….nice work 🙂

  3. countingducks June 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I agree we live in a society peopled by gurus, prophets and self-help engineers, and this could almost be the subject of a blog in itself. It’s something I often think about under the heading “Lost in a Crowd”

  4. TerryMurphy June 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    You are incredible. Your views on the world and your determination are inspirational. I love that you know what you want at a very real level. Taking on the challenge and having the confidence to choose the end point demonstrates you’re at one with yourself, despite sharing some vulnerabilities.

    Very well done and I too will be watching for your site with interest and encouragement.

    • Kirri White June 21, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

      Thanks Tez 🙂 There – I just publicly Aussiefied you!
      I do feel like a bit of a rebel! There would have been a time when I would have completed any such challenge out of a sense of ‘duty’…but today, I no longer feel the need to.

  5. Amy@NewAdventures June 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Nice last entry Kirri! Thanks for turning me onto this challenge because it has been very self-exploratory for me, and allowed me to blog some things ( getting them off my chest ) that i didnt think i could.
    Good luck with the new venture!

    • Kirri White June 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

      Thanks for coming along for the ride Amy! It’s been great for me too. Even though I was frustrated at times, it has been a brillant boost for my creativity. Cheers to us!

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