So far in 2014, I’ve made two big decisions that I wish I hadn’t. One cost me a lot of money and the other cost me a little bit of pride. Going into both situations, I had a feeling in my gut that they weren’t 100% right. But I felt like I needed to move forward with the opportunities. That I should because it might be good for my business. I should because I didn’t want to make someone mad. I should because my instincts could be wrong and this could end up being a good thing. Should. Should. Should. UGH!
With both experiences behind me, I realize that (for the rest of the year) I need to listen to my gut. I’m going to make decisions based on the best choice for me right now. If a voice tells me to not accept an invitation because I don’t want to go…I will say no. If a voice tells me that even though on paper something seems right but it doesn’t feel good…I will say no. I’m going to say no to things that I don’t really want to do and actually feel good about saying it.
I love this quote from Louise L. Hay:
“Let’s remove the word should from our vocabulary forever. Should is a word that makes a prisoner of us. What can be dropped now from your should list? Replace the word should with the word could. Could lets you know that you have a choice and choice is freedom. There is nothing that we have to do. We always have a choice.”
Ah, Louise. Always so good.
For the next few weeks when something pops up, take moment and think: “I could do this, but do I want to?” and then listen very closely to what your gut tells you to do. TYG (trust your gut!) – it’s got your back and isn’t gonna let you down.