5 Essential Signs You're Going Against Yourself!

5. YOU AVOID TAKING ACTION EVEN THOUGH YOU KNOW IT’S NECESSARY!

To achieve our goals, we must take action. It’s as simple as that. The problem comes that working towards our big goals can be scary because failure is an option. Our gut wants us to take the action in spite of the potential for failure while our head wants to stay and plan to avoid the failure. We must learn to shift our focus from the outcome of the action to doing the action. When we concentrate on doing our best regardless of the outcome, it becomes easier to listen to our gut instincts and take that first step.

 

4. YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A REASON NOT TO DO SOMETHING EVEN THOUGH IT FEELS RIGHT!

Fear talks through our thoughts even when our gut “just knows.” When we know we should do something, but continually look for reasons not to do it, we are letting fear control our decisions. Personal growth can’t happen if we give into fear. Fear thinks it’s trying to protect us while our gut is telling us to do what’s necessary to continue towards living our best life. If something excites us and makes us feel uncomfortable at the same time, we should trust our gut and stop taking the “safe” option.

 

3. YOU CHOOSE TO TRUST SOMEONE EVEN WHEN YOUR GUT INSTINCTS ARE TELLING YOU TO QUESTION THEM!

Just because someone has a title or an advanced degree doesn’t mean they have earned our trust. We tend to take someone’s word on something if they have the right credentials even when our gut instincts suggest we question them. Think about a doctor’s visit. We go in because something is wrong, and we’re told we’re healthy. We leave feeling as if something is not quite right, but we put our faith in what the doctor has told us. It’s important that we continue to question our gut instincts until the right answers appear.

 

2. YOU EXPERIENCE PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS!

You get very emotional or stressed about certain things in your life. This may be a sign that you’re not being completely honest with yourself about what’s happening. Relationships are a great example, as they’re something that most of us can relate to. You may be with someone who you know isn’t right for you, but you’re trying to convince yourself that things will get better. You might find yourself getting that horrible sick, anxious feeling when you think about your partner, only to brush it off quickly every time. This is a sign that there is unease around your relationship that you need to be paying attention to. Your emotional and physical reactions communicate much of what goes unsaid by the mind.

 

1. YOU AREN’T HAPPY BUT DON’T CHANGE ANYTHING!

Nothing about your life brings you happiness, but you don’t make any changes. You continue to sit at a job you hate, befriend people you don’t like, and attend social gatherings that make you uncomfortable, just to say "you’re living. But none of what you do brings you excitement, fun, or joy. You don’t set small goals, or goals in general because you don’t believe that they are necessary. You don’t study anything out of work, you ignore the passion that you do have for something because you don’t think anything could possibly happen if you pursued it.

 

Life doesn’t have to be long, it simply need to be lived. Get out of your way and do something and start taking risk!

-WARD

Antoine WardComment