Most often, we opt into opportunities, even relationships because we think we’ll achieve a certain outcome; we ignore our truest source of wisdom.
Perhaps we opt in because we think our result will be more money, time, love, fulfillment, or simply a better life.
Our opt-in starts out great; we feel energized, motivated, enthusiastic; we’re living the dream.
Then along the way, we begin to discover that the outcome we thought we opted in for was simply a made-up story in our mind and not what we opted in for at all.
Yet, we stay in, sacrifice who we are, and talk ourselves into more suffering with stories like, “What will they think of me if I leave?” or “I’m a failure if I quit,” or “What about the money?” or my favorite, “What if I regret leaving?”
Staying in a situation when your intuition’s screaming, “Get out” is ignoring your truest source of wisdom: you!
Trusting My Intuition
Recently, I opted for an amazing opportunity that I thought would create an even more amazing outcome.
I’d created a story in my mind about the experience and the outcome.
I thought that A plus B would equal C; I had it all figured out in my mind.
The experience was incredible; I showed up, worked hard, gave, and received.
I learned a lot, mostly about me.
However, midway through the experience, something started to feel off and out of alignment.
I stopped feeling like my true self; I felt like I was losing the real me.
It was painful.
It was as if I was becoming someone else’s version of me.
My anxiety skyrocketed, my head throbbed, and my lower back ached.
I tuned into my intuition and listened closely. In a breath, I decided to opt out.
Not because I was afraid of the work, evolving, or changing; I’m all in with that.
I opted out because I wasn’t willing to lose me.
I’ve spent most of my life becoming someone else’s version of me and I’m done with that.
I’ve come a long way back to me and although I’ve still got rough edges to smooth out, I’m committed to evolving into more and more of the real me.
Trusting Your Intuition
You too, right?
You’ve worked long and hard to become the person you are today.
You’re finally feeling like yourself, even with a few rough edges; but they’re your edges and they’re fabulous.
So, while you’re out there doing your thing, remember:
1. Opting into new experiences is awesome as long you don’t lose yourself along the way.
2. Listen to your intuition; it’s your truest source of wisdom.
3. Keep becoming the best version of yourself for you and no one else.