I recently had a personal experience which challenged my beliefs and what I stand for, which in turn helped me discover that trusting yourself involves having the confidence and faith that the decisions YOU make on your behalf AND toward others are based on love, respect, and consideration for yourself and the other person. I also realised it is a personal choice to trust yourself, and you have to make that decision on your own, no matter how hard it may be.
One thing you need to understand is that there will always be people who belittle your opinions. You will come across people who do not respect your values or the decisions you make. It is essential that you do not allow such persons to influence your resolve to trust in yourself.
Trusting yourself means that you stand firm in your values and follow through with integrity on your decisions. It should be your aim to wholeheartedly pursue your goals and aspirations without letting the opinions of others distract you.
You have to be strong enough to block out all the external noise and believe in yourself. Trust yourself to do and act in the way that is best for you. It is not selfish to put yourself first, as some may lead you to believe.
If you can back up your convictions with strong, decisive actions and consistent improvements based on your values and principles, you will be better for it.
I do hope that this resonates with someone, somewhere and it provides confidence that trusting yourself is powerful and liberating.