Sunday, March 05, 2006
Your gut never lies
Good morning on this beautiful, almost Spring Sunday.
When I look back on my life's biggest decisions, from choosing to fall in love (yes, there is a choice there), buying a house, deciding to take a leave of absence from work to attend university fulll time, studying to become a coach or leaving a relationship, divorcing, selling a house and moving, I see that when I trusted my guts, it was the right decision. The love or friendship may not have been reciprocated or lasted a lifetime, the house may have had a few drafts, school required some sacrifices and divorce a few challenges, but when choices are gut-based (read intuition, heart),I had the strength to face the challenges inherent in any decision.
On the other hand, when I thought about making a decision and found it necessary to ask someone's opinion, which I must confess did not happen often, it was because somewhere the choice was not a perfect fit.
Following your gut does not mean guaranteed results, but it will give you an extreme sense of satisfaction and it is a sure way to strengthen your decision-making muscles.