Why you should trust your judgement and decisions

Why you should trust your judgement and decisions

Introducing the Green Bin Theory which explains If you're a wolf, a sheep or a sheepdog—and why it matters.

Here's why you should trust your judgement and decisions. I call it my Green Bin Theory.

A couple of questions first: Are you a sheep? Wolf? Or sheepdog?

If everyone does something, does that make it okay? How do we know what is right or wrong? How do we not follow what society deems okay?

How do we follow our own path when everyone has their opinion of what we are expected to do?

It's easy, right?

I don't think it's as easy as you might think.

When you're thinking about why you should trust your judgement and decisions, remember that nobody who broke the mould ever had it easy.

Our greatest inventions were questioned. Our greatest thought leaders were labelled dreamers or weirdos or plain crazy and told their vision was impossible.

Only a short time ago, slavery and segregation were normal. Smoking was seen as good for health. 20 years ago when I started yoga, I was the only man in the class.

Which brings us back to my Green Bin Theory.

Here's how it works. You believe it's green bin day, so you wake up early and head off to take it out—but everyone else has put their recycling bin out.

You start to question whether you have your days mixed up, and question how all these people could have it so wrong. So then you start to question yourself: 'Is it me, or is it them?'

At that moment, you have a choice: go with the masses or trust you have your days right.

Who knows why everyone has put the wrong bin out on that day—someone could have put the wrong bin out first and everyone followed—but whatever the reason, it's on them (and we can have compassion if not understanding for their choices.)

How to Coach with Love

How do we trust ourselves and ensure our message, attitude and beliefs are not comprised by the influence of society or the media?

There are a few ways. Let me know your own ideas in the comments below.

  1. Make sure that what you are wanting to achieve or create is ecological. Ask it is GOOD for ME—does it serve my needs, will it benefit me, add to my quality of life, contribute to my health, wealth and happiness? Is it GOOD for OTHERS—will it benefit those around me and help them grow. Is it GOOD for the GREATER GOOD—will the thing I am going to achieve have a positive effect on society?
  2. Spend time in quiet meditating or out in nature and do deep work. Sit in the dark, completely distraction free and breathe, relax and allow the ideas to come to you. Nikola Tesla said when he sat in the dark, ideas would come to him from space. Thomas Edison said he could only take inventions for some ideas, as they came to him from another source. Napoleon Hill called it the infinite intelligence, Brian Tracy calls it accessing your super conscious mind and to Dr Joe Dispenza it's the quantum field.
  3. Be tolerant and compassionate with others. If you don't agree with their views or ideas, don't hate on them or vilify them. Raise your level of consciousness by taking a world view.

Standing strong and holding true to yourself despite all the noises takes a whole lot of courage.

To walk the path less travelled and pave the way for others, you have to trust and believe it can be done.

Daniel Burgess is a Pro Coach mentor at The Coaching Institute, and a speaker and coach. Working one-on-one, he has helped hundreds of people  develop self-belief and overcome their biggest challenges. He has coached thousands of people to rewrite their stories and chase their dreams.
There were times in Dan's life where he had to fight to survive. He has suffered horrific injuries, been jobless and homeless and had to rebuild more than once. His story is a reminder anyone can turn their life around and why he is so committed to the power of being defiant.
Daniel Burgess
Daniel BurgessThe Coaching Institute