by Cara Lumen
Don’t you love your intuition – that inner knowing that helps you make decisions? When I decided to move from California to be around my family in Kansas I decided in a nano-second. There was a knowing, a certainty that it was the perfect step to take. And within two hours I had given notice to my landlord, called my daughter to say I was coming and got on line to check out places to live. That kind of certainty makes decision making easy.
But what if you are not so sure?
Cultivate your inner knowing
You need to learn to trust your inner wisdom. So check it out. Listen to those silent words you hear, or the sudden feeling that gives you a clue, and test it out. Keep testing until you are comfortable with how you are interpreting those signs.
Ask for signs
I love this one because it’s rather like going on an adventure. Ask the Universe for a sign that the step you are considering is the right one and watch what happens. Periodically I have to say, “OK Universe, what am I to do now?” And I read something that gives me a great idea, or I talk to someone on the phone and explain something to them and there is my answer, or someone is explaining their thoughts and I get the one that’s applicable to me.
Know what you really want
If you keep looking deep enough you’ll find what is at the core of your passion. I have gotten as far as learning and teaching as my passion but beneath that is a need to organize – thoughts, ideas, learning procedures. And one of the signs I keep getting is people asking me to create exercises for their books. I create great systems for myself and I share them with others in my courses and in my coaching. My latest thought is to make a collection of worksheets that simplify and clarify any project. Keep defining your passion and see what others recognize in you. You have to know what you are good at but you have to be willing to experiment and keep trying things until you find a way to make it work.
Do your research
Sometimes we can’t take a step because we don’t have enough information. Gathering information doesn’t mean you have to do it, it simply means you can make an informed decision. Go exploring. Get more information. Find out what others are doing. See what you can offer that other’s are not. See if what you find appeals to you. What do you want to do? What do you want to offer? What are you not willing to do? Listen to your intuition and inner knowing and follow your passion. Then make your choice.
Nothing’s going to happen if you don’t start. Make an outline, devise some steps. Start. Take one step at a time. Remember that business is a series of projects so divide your idea into measurable steps and congratulate yourself when you get one completed.
Do what ya gotta do
Life is a series of choices. The more aware we are of our passion, our desires, and our strengths, the more on-target our choices will be. Look, listen and choose and go do what ya gotta do.
© 2010 Cara Lumen