Yes or no?
"Make decisions from the heart and use your head to make it work out."
Decisions, decisions. We all have to make them every day of our lives.
Some are pretty easy, like "What should I eat for breakfast this morning?" (a smoothie for me, thanks).
Some are definitely more challenging. Deciding what to do for a living or what to name a child, for example. These choices can have a life-long impact on you and your loved ones.
And then there are those that are in-between. Not life or death, but not a walk in the park either. I think those decisions can actually be the hardest of all to make.
I used to agonize over decisions that really weren't that big of a deal. I'd spend hours shopping for a dress, trying on every single one in the store, and then second-guess if I'd chosen the right one after I bought it. I'd make pro/con lists a mile long. I'd call up multiple friends to get their viewpoint.
Until I heard this: "If it's not a 'Hell yes!', it's a 'Hell no!'" CLICK TO TWEET
And suddenly all was right with the world.
Now that quote is my litmus test for practically any decision that's taking more than a few minutes to make. Why? Because it reminds me that I have inner guidance that is always there, I only have to tap into it.
In the past few weeks, there have been many opportunities for me to test this out, both in business and in my personal life. And every time I said it to myself, I felt an actual physical response, clearly letting me know which way to go.
A "Hell No" is not necessarily a forever "No". It simply means that if it doesn't feel awesome right now, it's not ready yet, not ripe. It could become ready in the future - but for now, it's not a fit.
Is there someone you're thinking of bringing into your business that you're not sure about? What about someone you're dating who wants to take things to the next level?
What does your gut really tell you? Trust it. It might just be telling you that it needs more information to make the best choice.
I know for me, I always knew what my gut was really saying, but I'd let my rational mind override it. And every single time, my gut was dead on.
Considering a job that pays a ton but seems "off" for some reason? Run away. There'll be something better on its heels.
Considering going on a date with someone who makes you laugh your ass off but isn't your normal type? Give it a go. He/she may just be a game-changer.
Each and every one of us has an Inner Being, a Higher Self that is constantly giving us guidance. It knows what we want and has the bird's eye view as to what is the best way to get us there.
Us? From the ground, we can see 10, maybe 50, feet in front of us. Who are you going to trust to see the big picture - the ant or the eagle?
My pursuit of an acting career is a perfect example. When I first thought of it, there were a million rational reasons why it would never work (i.e., I had no experience, I was out of shape, I lived in Western North Carolina). But it was a definite "Hell Yes" if I'd ever felt one.
And tonight, just a few years after saying that "Yes", I'm making my TV debut on Nashville! Check me out on ABC starting at 10PM EST. I'll be the one in the scrubs :-)
When was the last time your gut was telling you something that made no logical sense but ended up being right? Please go on our Facebook page and tell me about it. And give your Inner Being a big ol' thank you while you're at it! Hell yes to you, Emily