Motivation for Trusting Your Gut!!
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.
Relying on my gut has worked out for the best and other times, I’ve fallen flat on my face with no reasons to explain my behavior looking back other than it made sense at the time.
Has this ever happened to you?
I hope this blog motivates and inspires you to “Do your own real thinking.” No one is responsible for your life but you!!!
If you’ve given something some real thought (pen + paper) you’re going to be a lot better off next time it comes time to “trust your gut” than if you’re thinking back to what you saw on reality tv or online today.
Trusting your gut is invaluable and being CEO of You.com is a muscle worth flexing from time to time, like any muscle it gets stronger with practice.
For anyone looking to succeed in life and make winning decisions about their health, business and relationships, getting to know yourself, tuning out others and trusting your gut is essential!
But how to we do that?
How do I define “real thinking?” Setting aside 10-60 minutes and getting out a pen and paper and making a list of pro’s and con’s about an upcoming decision or jotting down all the ideas we have on our mind. Turn off your cell phone (though setting a timed alarm on the phone is a good idea) and let your ridiculously powerful brain do some real thinking. Often times putting our thoughts on paper surprises us about how we feel and how easy solving a once impossible decision becomes.
But Joe, I did that once and ended up in a mess! Good! Your judgment was off and needed some fine tuning. It’s perfectly okay when things don’t work out and we end up on the wrong side of town. Smile. It’s better to know what we did wrong than to blame the idiot at the gas station who didn’t know how to get there in the first place. Taking directions from people who don’t know how to get there is like asking a homeless man for financial advice – you’ll get no where in a hurry!
For most people living in the technology age we’ve replaced actual thinking with punching a few keystrokes into Google, checking social media, or texting a friend to get their opinion. The compound effect of this is weakens our decision-making abilities, creates doubts in our own judgments. Again like a muscle the more you trust yourself and have the courage to trust your gut, the better feel for it you will get! The more practice you get the better!! If you’re relying on other people’s judgment to make your decisions, your gut’s going to be just as lost tomorrow as it was today.
My best recommendation is to take 15-30 minutes a day to think, brainstorm, put your most important thoughts and ideas on paper and see what becomes of them. Putting them on paper makes them tangible,real and powerful and equips your gut with the knowledge to make the right call!
Can you get motivated to do that?
What roads (of life) are you getting lost on because you’re getting bad directions from someone? The simple solution lies in getting out a pen and paper and doing your own thinking. At the very least you can make a list of people to get better advice from, which I’m not against getting advice from champions, family members, mentors or high-achievers in an area of your life, just as long as you’ve done your own thinking first and turned over as many stones and you could on your own first.
Now go out and do some gut searching and real thinking let me know how it goes (by leaving comments on this post).
And remember, trust yourself, you know more than you think you do!
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