Friday, June 3, 2011

That Nagging Feeling

The struggle to listen to and respect our own intuition is the greatest challenge of all. (Herb Goldberg)

Two times in the last three years, I received some big news directly related to following my intuition.

In each instance, I ignored my gut from the start. But because it was nagging me, I rectified the situation right before it blew up.

That's enough of a learning curve for me!

I share this with you, dear readers, to urge you to ALWAYS listen to your inner voice. It'll never steer you wrong.


It might feel like your end goal is further away, when actually the opposite is true. Had you just listened from the beginning...



It's a great lesson for your characters as well. *wink*
Keep dreaming, believing and growing!

Every human being has an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
(Lydia M. Child)

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

15 comments:

blueviolet said...

That's the one thing I do without fail. My gut rules all.

Great advice!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Awesome post, Christina. And your gut was definitely right. :D

LisaDay said...

Sometimes my gut is silent but it speaks loudly when it's important.

LisaDay

Laura Pauling said...

I'm becoming more and more aware of my gut. I think that happens as you grow as a writer. Or I wait until my CPs affirm my gut feeling! :)

Cheyanne said...

What's crazy is that I always say I have no intuition.. every woman I know gets these gut feelings from time to time, and it's never happened to me! I think I'm broken. :)

Meredith said...

Intuition is such a funny thing, but it rarely leads me wrong. Thanks for the advice!

Ben Spendlove said...

But can I call it my heart instead of my gut? My gut just wants food. Always. Even now.

(Florida) Girl said...

I a firm believer in following my instincts.

Love that last quote.

Off to visit your First Words Workshop. Looks interesting.

Maddy said...

Oh the gut feeling! After many years of ignoring it, I try to follow it religiously now :)

Matthew MacNish said...

That's weird. Because my intuition told me to start querying right away when I finished my first draft.

Just kidding. Great post Christina!

Laura Marcella said...

Love the quotes. Happy weekend!!!

Lindsay said...

Sometimes the gut is just right! :)

K. M. Walton said...

Intuition is remarkable. I definitely pay attention to mine.

Lourie said...

I always tell my kids, "go with your gut." It's the one that knows.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Great quotes! I've learned to trust my instinct, even when I don't always understand. It has never led me down the wrong path.