Second guesses, second thoughts and second glances

While much is made of the rules of three, sometimes the rules of two are more powerful …

  • It takes two to tango.
  • Two wrongs make a right.
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I … I took the one less traveled by.
  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A questioning nature such as my own can be a wonderful thing with which to better examine and understand the world and all the creatures that inhabit it. Curiousity is a precious commodity, however existing in a state of questioning self-reflection can leave one suspectible to a case of ‘second guesses’. Before you know it you’re questioning each and every decision, edging ever closer to the more serious affliction of complete and utter self-doubt.

While it’s likely the questions will always be present, I need to remember to trust myself more and back myself more often … because there are some times when the ‘rule of one’ is the most important rule to be guided by.


  1. gracia

    You are right, curiosity is indeed a precious commodity but sometimes it needs to not be always in the foreground.

    Happy Friday to you…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gracia – I think your idea of curiosity not always needing to be in a foreground is a lovely way of describing how to manage those questions which sometimes threaten to overwhelm.

      I hope you enjoyed a lovely weekend! xx

  2. Gabrielle Bryden

    It’s good to stand on your own feet and just have your own opinion sometimes – confidence that you are on the right road without looking at others for guidance

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – I think as the years pass by it becomes much easier to just be true to yourself and trust in your own path.
      My main challenge is when I don’t get enough sleep, then I start to not believe in myself as much … Sometimes I’m too much of a night owl for my own good!

  3. Nico

    Sometimes to avoid the doubt I will flip a coin to decide…one of two possible out comes instead of trusting one (myself)…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Nico (how lovely to see you visit here!!) – Mmm … your idea of flipping a coin rather than put a decision back on yourself is intriguing … in such a scenario any bad decision outcome would be all the fault of the coin and not your own – NICE! 😀

      I think there are good days and bad days for trusting yourself, and I’m really hoping I can have more of the good from here on out!!

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