Kick in the Gut
Wouldn’t it be nice if some sort of signage existed that could tell us every time we were doing something right…or wrong?
Well it does. It’s called your intuition- your gut. It’s always working, but for whatever reason, we dismiss it…as if we know better. I think about this often, especially now as I embark on new challenges and steer my life ship- better yet, my life yacht. Am I making the right choices? Is there something I may have overlooked or not considered? Can I see the Bermuda Triangle and have enough time and resources to change course? And on and on with the questions. This isn’t a matter of over analyzing but wanting to be strategic in planning. I live by the saying, “failure to plan is planning to fail.” It’s easy to employ this sort of thinking when it comes to the tangible, 9-5 side of life; however, applying this same method is a little different when charting your life’s course, based upon your passion. You’ve got to have a vision and a vessel.
I’m a huge audible fan and lately, I’ve been stacking my library with a lot of books on being an entrepreneur, positive thinking, and so forth. However, filling in the gaps of application can be difficult- kinda like you don’t know what you don’t know or are unsure of how to implement concepts that were proposed. As it relates to figuring out business or what next step I should/can take, I’ve begun to use as many *free* resources I can find. The less effort (and money) I have to put into figuring out what to do next, the more I sink into a flow and create time to spend on what I want to do. For example, I get a weekly newsletter for social events taking place in my area. One of those events happened to be a free seminar for people who want to start a business. This event introduced me to even more events and resources, (including a convention), and they’re all free. The only effort required is showing up. Again, with this whole sign/intuition thing, you will get a pleasant kick in the gut when you know you’re on the right path.
Like this guy who is sitting on the dock of the…Anacostia River. I created a whole story about him as a positive role model, for myself. Allow me to share with you: He makes killer passive income and has a decent paying full-time job. Maybe he’s a college dropout, maybe he’s a veteran. But at the end of the day, he’s got enough free time (and money) to do what he loves – draw the banks of the Anacostia. My point here is, there are signs everywhere. And if what they say is true about the human mind being able to rationalize anything, I’m going to take advantage. If it propels you forward, if you can catch the wind in your sails, you should trust it. Take it as a sign that you’re on course.