I had a conversation with a client last week about how to tell the difference between intuition and fear.
My client is working towards a goal that she's excited about. But in order to achieve the goal she has to complete an online course and she's having trouble sitting down and getting it done.
She asked if the resistance to doing the course was actually her intuition telling her not to go for the goal.
It's a great question. Listening to your intuition is powerful and something I help my clients tap into. But listening to your intuition doesn't mean you won't feel fear. It doesn't mean you won't procrastinate on some of the steps necessary to achieve your goal.
Intuition guides your overall direction, not necessarily each step along the way.
Following your intuition doesn't change the way your brain works. Your brain is always looking for the path of least resistance. It's always going to try to talk you out of doing new things.
You may be all in on your goal. But it's still not going to feel fun to take the class, send out your resume or update LinkedIn.
Part of following your intuition is trusting it. If your intuition led you to a career change that requires a class or certification, trust that. Even when you don't feel like doing it.
Check in with yourself when you feel the urge to change your mind or put it off. Is your intuition still telling you to go after the big goal? If so, then it's not telling you to ignore the steps it takes to get there. Just accept that you're not always going to want to do the steps. And that's okay. It's just your brain's natural fear response.
It doesn't mean you need to give up on your goal.
I can help you follow your intuition by discovering the strategies that work best for you. Using the framework of Human Design we'll determine how your intuition speaks to you and the best way for you to respond.
I work with successful, career-driven women who, from the outside, look like they have it all. But feel like they've lost their passion and purpose. I help them reignite it using Human Design.
Is this you?