Turn Right at the Instinct – Wise Words Wednesday via Daily Prompt: Instinct
I have learned a lot in my life from Lady O.
- Wear pretty underwear when you are feeling ugly. (A lesson learned on a sick day watching Oprah Winfrey Show when I was in high school)
- Multitasking is hard on our brains. We must condition our brains to identify priorities. (Another Oprah Winfrey Show tidbit)
- Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, is a master of literature. (Because of this lesson, I have taught Walker’s story “Everyday Use” for the last 10 years.)
- “If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. That is the lesson, and that lesson alone will save you a lot of grief.”
Recently I read a post on stranger danger and how children’s discomfort around adults, even familiar adults, should be respected and acknowledged. There is something to this discontent that we should regard.
When someone unfamiliar calls you and their tone sets off alarm bells in the back of your brain, it is okay to put your responses on hold until they have established themselves as someone who is trustworthy.
Great deals or special values are not always so “special.” If you believe a “deal” to be too good to be true. Your honesty meter is going off and you should probably step away from the “deal” until you can find the real value in it.
Many of life’s opportunities require us to go with our gut. Letting our instincts inspire us is integral to making life changing choices.
I encourage you to hone in on your instincts identifying what is right and what is wrong. Avoid opportunities that don’t feel right. If you are being pressured into something that your heart tells you to avoid, exercise your right to walk away. Walking away will usually detour you from that grief mentioned in Ms. Winfrey’s quote.
If you KNOW a choice is right for you, go for it! Your success (based on instinct) will be much more rewarding.
Not following your gut is an invitation for grief to take its turn and make its way into your heart. Focus your energy on intents fueled by instinct. Turn right with your instincts and make sure grief is left behind.
If you have a powerful lesson to share about following your gut, please comment. This lesson is too important not to share.
By: Melanie A. Peters
P.S. With a cool name like Oprah you can do anything, even have your own TV network, production company, magazine, and food line.
P.P.S. Your gut is telling you to complete the Improving Intentergy survey. My gut thanks you for your support and feedback.