An Affirmation for 2020 to Help You Trust Yourself More

An Affirmation for 2020 to Help You Trust Yourself More

Written by Emilie

Topics: Goals

Hi multipods,

Last week, I shared my new year’s goals with you. But there’s one focus for the coming year that I left out, because I was still working it out for myself. This one may be 2020’s biggest and most personal goal of all.

This year I will be working on trusting myself more.

It’s a sea change that will have to happen bit by bit. I’m not sure how, but I wrote an affirmation for myself, to start. Honestly, I’m a little nervous to share it. But who knows, maybe it could help you, too. Here it is:

What I think,

How I feel,

What I love:

These hold more weight to me than other people’s opinions.

I will always listen to others that I trust, but I trust myself above all others.

I know myself better than anyone else knows me, and I check in with myself regularly.

When I listen to, respect, and prioritize my inner voice, I make things happen.

I really need to hear this right now. 

Maybe it’s knowing that if I pursue my TV pilot with the force that will be needed to get it made, I will experience a lot of rejection before the yeses come. But I think it’s bigger than one project. I just instinctively know that my emotional wellbeing, my relationships, and my work would all benefit greatly from a little extra self-trust right now. I want to feel, in my gut, an overall sense that I got this.

I’m realizing that I deserve to feel solid. And, in true multipotentialite fashion, I have way too many plans to spend time second-guessing myself.

Your Turn

We’ve already talked projects, plans and career. But do you have any emotional, internal or mental health goals that you’re working on in 2020?

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Emilie Wapnick is the founder and creative director at Puttylike and The Puttytribe, where she helps multipotentialites build lives and careers around ALL their interests. Unable to settle on one path herself, Emilie studied music, art, film production and law, graduating from the Law Faculty at McGill University. She is the author of the award-winning book, How to Be Everything (HarperCollins), and her TED talk has been viewed 6 million times. Learn more about Emilie here.


  1. Céline says:

    Yes, I do! Being more sincere, especially when it comes to work: being able to express clearly my limits (saying no and sticking to it) and my desires.
    Happy 2020!

  2. Hi Emilie
    I love your affirmation.
    It is tough to stand to yourself when you explore new ground and experiencing the storm of non approval from all sides. What helps me a lot is what another multipod Albert Einstein said: “A great idea you will recognize when its realization first seems impossible.” He also said that when you encounter really a lot of discouraging opinions than you are really on the right track to a break through.
    Keep it up!

  3. Sofie says:

    Hi Emilie
    Thanks for the affirmation. It completely resonates with me and with where I am on my path.
    Lately, I am regularly saying this affirmation to myself: ‘I take my own decisions, without feeling guilty’.
    Keep up the great work that you’re doing. I follow you.

  4. Conny Zwaan says:

    Hi Emilie, this came on the right moment and resonates also with me and specially today when i felt awful and when i checked in with myself i felt definitely it has to do with trusting myself and trust life.
    So thank you very much, it feels i am not struggling alone

  5. Harald S. says:

    Dear Emilie,

    an important goal for myself this year is somewhat related to yours:

    Whenever I am fascinated, deeply moved or even charmed (let alone: bewitched) by something, I will not listen to those who either tell me that there is no magic or that it would be naive to find that fascinating.

    For me, 2020 is the year of the spark in my eyes and the eyes of others.

    Cheers from Vienna,

  6. Nemanja Talic says:

    Hi Emilie,
    to be reassured and to be reassuring, for me both are something that I desire.

    Nemania frome Serbia

  7. Marina says:

    Thank you for your affirmation! I find I doubt myself all the time when I think there are “experts” on every field I work on: how can my project be good enough when you have people working for years, 24-7, in that single particular craft? I go back and forth from bursts of self-confidence to doubting myself. I need to be able to nurture that trust in my abilities until it becomes strong enough to give me a steady level of confidence above my insecurities. Not easy.

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