I spent a lot of my life listening to and following my logic. I made the “smart” decisions, the ones that made sense, that seemed to be the next rational step. I wanted to feel safe, have a plan, and know what to expect. I wanted to live up to the expectations of others, and prove my worth. And while all this sounds pretty good and very normal to many, I ended up losing ME. I felt lost in a sense, and very bored.
I definitely have a strong sense of logic, and it does assist me in many ways so I don’t discount it. But I realized I can’t make the important decisions based on logic alone as this fails me. I am just not built that way. What really drives me and fuels me is my intuition.
I didn’t really understand this about myself until I stumbled upon a program that helps entrepreneurs determine their gifts based on Carl Jung’s archetypes (in essence – personality types). I was familiar with Carl Jung and his work as per my counseling studies in grad school, but never realized the impact it would have on my own clarity.
My primary archetype is the Alchemist. I love transformation. Always have. Reading the skills and attributes of the Alchemist was like coming home, finally feeling understood. And the #1 superpower of the Alchemist is using INTUITION.
My secondary archetype is the Explorer. I love the excitement and adventure of doing new things. This is why my former attempts at playing it safe and knowing what to expect failed me miserably. It took the fun out of life and I felt trapped by expectations to conform.
This discovery was the Ah-ha moment that changed how I operate entirely. But change isn’t easy, and my personal change has had a huge ripple effect on others close to me. Plus, following my gut feeling is often quite scary. Sometimes what I am called to do makes no logical sense whatsoever and challenges my comfort zone, thus creating an internal battle.
The reality is most people try to suppress their intuition. I did this for a long time so I know all too well. It is much easier and safer to stick with what you know and be content with status quo. But then…
How do you grow?
How do you experience what you were really destined to do?
How do you find ultimate joy for yourself?
Isn’t it worth the risk to really soar?
My transformation from making logic-based decisions to intuitive decisions has not been easy in any way, shape, or form. As a matter of fact, it has been perceived as selfish to many, and has required all the strength I can muster at times to stand my ground. However, I wouldn’t trade this journey for the world. Life is too short, and playing it safe would just suck the life out of my soul at this point. I owe it to myself to be the best I can be.
Do you owe it to yourself?
If this message resonates with you and you are tired of suppressing your intuition and want to step into something greater, schedule a free 20 minute phone consult with me.
Let’s just talk. I am passionate about helping others on their transformational journey to confidence, clarity, and happiness.