Updated: Nov 27, 2022
Are you that person on the highway who's stopped in the median by the off-ramp, getting viciously beeped at and flipped off by passersby while becoming ridden with anxiety because you don't know if this is your exit? Do you become paralyzed in the moment of making a split-second decision? "What if I do "X" and I miss out on "Y"?! What if I do "Y" and miss out on "Z"?! What if I just sit in the median for a while Googling and searching if this is in fact, my exit because I don't want to make the wrong decision?"
I'll tell you why. The roads are icy, and some out-of-state driver is approaching you with all-season tires, having the same dilemma! They hit their brakes, realizing this is, in fact, their exit, and now you're waiting for a tow truck in that median because you couldn't just make a damn decision! Yes, they hit you, if that wasn't obvious.
Now wouldn't it have been easier to just get off the exit and get back on the highway if it wasn't the exit you wanted? You wouldn't be calling a tow truck to pull your ass off the interstate, that's for sure!
Are most of your days filled with scenarios like these? I sure hope not, but if they are, as they say in the south with sweet sarcasm - Bless your heart!
It's a good thing I'm here to tell you that it is okay to make a split-second decision and change your mind if you damn well please. Just imagine that for every decision you made, you are exactly where you are meant to be. If you decide you don't like the exit you end up off, you have plenty of back roads or on-ramps to get you to the next. Have you ever tried not using your brain to make a split-second decision? You're probably thinking, "If I don't use my brain, how do I decide?" I'll tell you.
You may recognize intuition as your gut instinct. I'm sure you've heard of it. Whether you know how to use it or not is the real question. If you don't know how to use it, you are probably busy living such a hectic life there aren't any moments quiet enough to hear your inner guidance. If that's the case, you might be a little out of touch with yourself. And that's okay because we are all on our own journey. I've been there! If you're like me, I like to take these moments as an opportunity to learn something new! Also, I bet you didn't know that timing is in life is everything; we will be ready and willing to incorporate something new into our tool belt when we're meant to.
What exactly is this intuition? You might have also heard it be referred to as inner guidance, knowing, gut instinct, or innate thought. Have you ever been driving to work and had a feeling you should take a detour, but you continue down your usual path because you're in a hurry? You roll your eyes and think, "why would I take a detour?" only to find there is an accident, and now you're stuck in traffic only to be further delayed. Remember that out-of-stater with the all-season tires? Yep, they're back! And yep, that little thought that said, "take a detour," was your inner guidance telling you to avoid this mess. I like to call it blind faith because I believe this information is coming from someone way more in the know than I. I call that someone God, you know, the big man upstairs, but you can call it Mother Earth, Miss Universe(What, I'm a pageant girl), or whatever you feel comfortable calling it. You do you!
I have listened to and followed this blind faith from a very young age, and it has never steered me wrong. Unlike most people, I trust this blind faith to make probably 99% of my decisions because I trust it more than I trust my conscious self. If you haven't experienced what I'm talking about, you might think that's dumb or even ignorant. I'm okay with you believing that because, again, we're all on our own journey!
Would you like the ability to make split-second decisions? It's easy, don't over think it!
What's your ammo?