'If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Listen to your intuition.'
I was flipping through Tumb.lr this morning and this picture popped up and I had to stop and smile because because it just drills down my next several paragraphs into 2 sentences (and until I get a different editor you're going to continue to get long winded).
So here's the thing - we all have voices in our head. Don't deny it. Some of us are crazier than others but there is a whisper that comes from our hearts, that nagging feeling in the back of our minds, or a feeling in our gut, when we KNOW something isn't right. My little voice is pretty pushy and in fact sometimes when I ignore it, she dumps the whisper and starts flat out yelling at me. Nice right? The reason my intuition thinks it's in charge and gets bossy is because I give it a lot of power. I trust and depend on that little voice all day long and it never steers me wrong. I hear everything from 'turn left' to 'buy this book' or 'go check out this place'. You name it and I hear it.
Am I psychic or just crazy? No more than anyone else. We all have the ability to tap into this wisdom that we have inside of us. Intuition isn't something mystical or obscure. We get signs all day long but we have to train ourselves to see them and ultimately to trust them.
My friend was looking for a job and she'd been getting a few rejections but finally got an offer. There was something about the job that just didn't feel right. She told me so. And she also went on to change her gut feeling from "This isn't the right place for me and I get a weird vibe from the manager" into 'I'm just nervous and uncomfortable with change". Now she was legitimately scared and uncomfortable with stepping into something new and I'm so proud of her to recognize that. But she ignored her gut reaction to the job offer and took it anyhow. After a few weeks she started seeing what her intuition told her initially - that there was something just not right. The position didn't challenge her and the manager was a little shady with all kinds of drama going on inside of the business (and she doesn't do drama). Exactly the same thing that her intuition told her prior to taking the job. So feeling as though she had wasted 4 weeks of her life, she quit.
LIstening to your intuition saves you time and money and energy. Every time. It helps you grow and shows you your path. Sometimes it drives you in a direction that seems to make no sense at all until one day all the pieces fall into place. And the more you blindly follow it - even if you think you're crazy to be listening to some voice inside of your head - the more you tell yourself that you trust. You trust and believe in yourself. There is no better way to build yourself up than to actually follow your own advice.
So I challenge you, just for today, to listen very carefully to the voices in your head. Don't argue with them or discount them. If you get the nagging feeling to make a phone call when you're supposed to be doing something on your list, pick up the phone. See where it takes you.