What’s your gut telling you? How many times have you ignored your intuition in your life? Have you ever looked back to see what results you’ve actually had each time you ignored that whisper, that nudge, that you should do something but you don’t?
You let fear, doubt, lack of ability, and lack of knowledge among a whole slew of other lies, keep you from taking action. We don’t stop to see what different results we might have depending on what path we choose to take. We just listen to all the limitations our mind puts in front of us, to keep us safe and keep us right where we’re at.
That ultimately just keeps us struggling.
Every choice you make takes you to a destination. Has the destination ever been good when you’ve ignored your gut? Your intuition?
I’ve spent some time recently looking back at all the times I have not listened to that gut feeling, that knowing, and I look at my results, really look.
I can honestly say that if I had listened and taken action each and every one of those times, following what I knew in my gut and in my heart was true, my life would be much different now. I would have had less stress, pain, heartache, depression, anxiety, worry, and what I refer to as just plain shit, in my life over the last 50 years.
Yes, I’m turning 50 this week. It’s taken me a long ass time to understand that if you want different results in your life you must have different thoughts, different actions, a different way of thinking, a different way of acting. It’s like Einstein’s definition of insanity that we’ve all heard but never really taken to heart. “Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results.”
That pretty much defines most of my life. Insane. Things started to shift for me when I turned 30. I suddenly started feeling my mortality. I suddenly realized that time is not endless. Life is short. Life is fleeting. I started asking myself THE questions. What do I have to show for my life? Is this all life is? Will I ever be happy?
My beliefs were a huge contributor to how my life looked. Beliefs like: Life is hard. I’ll always be poor. Love is a fairy tale. Single moms always struggle. The only way to be successful is to have time and money for the education that I would need to get a better job and make more money. I can’t go back to school because I can’t afford it. I don’t even know what I would want to do anyway. I’m too old.
I felt stuck. I felt this was my lot in life, and I felt sorry for myself. I was depressed. I had anxiety every time I thought of money or bills. So, I avoided both like the plague. What did I do? Once again, I ignored my intuition. I got married…