The following is an excerpt from my article on Positively Positive.
I sat in the bath, drowning in a state of utter paralysis.
I knew I had a decision to make; one that would shape the rest of my life.
Should I accept the job in a new city to be with my partner (who’s been acting a little funny lately)? Or should I stay where I am, live with my parents, and focus on building my business?
I just couldn’t bring myself to decide. The pressure was too much; I felt like I couldn’t breathe.
Our long-distance relationship was at breaking point. If I stayed, we wouldn’t make it. But if I moved, I’d have to take a job that didn’t allow me the freedom to work on my side hustle. Gahhhh.
How would I know if I made the right choice?
People often say, “trust your gut”, or “follow your heart”. In reality, it’s torturous for us to make decisions this way. After all, nobody ever teaches us how to tell if our gut feeling is actually correct.
I eventually made my decision, and stayed where I was. All along, my intuition had been telling me which direction to head in.
Here’s how I knew it was the right thing to do.
Intuition versus fear
My current partner recently told me he doesn’t trust his intuition. As a therapist, he said, he’s seen too many clients who mistake their ego (that loud, fear-based voice inside our heads) for their intuition, and thus make some pretty terrible life decisions.
To make good decisions, then, we need to recognise the difference between our ego, and our intuition.
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