Believe. Trust. Do.

John Gamades
4 min readJan 1, 2020

There are three words that I haven’t been able to get out of my head for the last two months, Believe, Trust, Do. I’ve spent a ton of time in my head reflecting on how these three words are connected, and more important, what we’re supposed to do with them. Starting a brand new year with wide-open potential, these three simple words seem especially fitting…

The picture I keep seeing is the trust fall I did when I was about fifteen, a team-building exercise we did before a Boundary Waters canoe trip in the Boy Scouts. I stood with my heels hanging off the edge of a picnic table, my arms crossed firmly over my chest. Behind me with outstretched arms were five of my best friends prepared to catch me.

In that moment, Believe, Trust, and Do became very real. I believed that these five young men could catch me — I knew they were strong enough to do it. Closing my eyes, I trusted that they would catch me — they wouldn’t let me drop. Taking one last breath, I allowed my body to fall backward, acting on my belief and trust. It was this final step, adding the “ do “ to my belief and trust, where the action completed the circle.

My last two blog posts explored reflecting back on the past year and setting goals for the coming year. With that in mind, Believe, Trust, and Do add another layer to those two concepts, and make them stronger. Ask yourself these questions…

As you’re stepping foot into 2020, what do you Believe?

What do you believe about the coming year?

What do you believe about yourself?

What do you believe about your opportunities?

What do you believe about the people around you?

As you’re asking yourself these things, consider the positive and the negative. Think about this… How many of your negative beliefs are real? Or, are they simply lies you’ve been telling yourself that are holding you back, based on fear? I used to tell myself lies based on my own fear, and I’ve spent massive time and energy to bury those lies. I’ve changed the way I talk to myself on a daily basis.

Next, based on what you Believe about 2020, what do you Trust?

Trust is about taking risks based on what you believe. If I believe 2020 will be filled with…



John Gamades

Creative, entrepreneur, blogger, husband, and dad — focused on cutting through the negative noise with a message of positivity and growth.