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.)