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How to Tap Into Your Instinctive Thoughts

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Apr 04, 2016
How to Tap Into Your Instinctive Thoughts

At some point in our lives we have experienced the tummy tingle, unusual urge, or heard the little voice from within. Although, we often know and understand exactly what our instincts are trying to reveal to us, we generally neglect the feeling. Whether it is a toxic friendship, bad relationship, family drama, or business dealings, the story usually begins with “something told me” and ends with “I should have followed my gut feeling.” Over time, the situation or person more than likely turns out to be just as our instincts predicted. So how do we make the most from the internal warning signs we typically ignore?

It’s natural for us to doubt our intuition especially when it comes to making life-changing or big decisions as we all have things we’re fearful of both personally and professionally. Ironically, these are the ideal moments to be mindful of our instinctive thoughts and what they’re trying to tell us. Despite many people’s belief that our sensibilities hold no merit when it comes to making decisions, this could not be further from the truth. Sometimes, facing our fears is precisely what is needed in order to succeed, achieve happiness, and maintain a well-balanced life.

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Photo Credit: Shutter Stock

Taking note of your inclinations as opposed to addressing situations based on facts may frighten you but trust me, your gut feeling knows a lot more than you think! I’m sure at the heels of every great invention, successful person, and long-lasting relationship there was madness behind closed doors. I’m also certain many people, “facts” and unforeseen circumstances tried to derail their journey in the opposite direction of their gut feelings. Research has even proven the difference between high achiever’s versus life complainers are based on those who listen and follow through with their initial instincts.

So are you ready to take the leap of faith and go after that new job? Or give your partner another chance to make it right? Trusting your gut is directly aligned with trusting yourself. Whatever the case may be, ultimately the decision is yours to make. The first step is building a bond of certainty with your instinctive judgment.