What is it about us that makes us look for authority figures in our lives?
We all will go to “trusted sources” (ie: doctors, dentists, vets, business coaches, etc) – and told “what to do”.
True Story: 10:30 p.m. on Christmas night, my daughter’s Pitbull (Buddha), bit my Italian greyhound, (Bella). Not only did she scream like she was shot, there was blood everywhere.
Our first-freak-out response was to get Bella to a vet, but who the hell was open at 10:30 pm on Christmas night?
I took a few deep breaths, with my eyes closed. Then, an “outside source” spoke through me – saying “Everything’s fine”. (I literally heard myself saying “Everything’s fine” over and over, while mopping up what looked like a murder scene.)
This same “source” cleaned the wound, put Neosporin on it, and bandaged Bella up, with my hands. (While Buddha went on a love fast in the garage.)
Fast forward to today: Bella is fine.
I’m sure if I took her to the vet, several stitches and several hundred dollars later, Bella would still be fine.
We are very quick to source authority figures when we are lost.
Now, I’m not saying that’s wrong, but I am saying we should always double check within.
When someone is successful at doing something you want to get done, nothing is wrong with seeking support.
Just be sure it resonates with YOU.
Another True Story: A good friend referred me to a Real-Estate company to help me sell my house. This company worked out really well for her best friend. I interviewed the company, and in the process, ignored the very strong uneasy feeling in my stomach – my hint that this was a waste of my time.
Fast forward, several hundred dollars later, I am still in my house.
Does this mean that the company wasn’t good?
It just wasn’t good for me.
How to (Intuitively) Question Authority (For Beginners)
Step 1. Whatever it is you are seeking support with, get as much information as you can.
Step 2. Armed with that information, think about it. Ask yourself “What does my head say to do?” Answer out loud. (Why? Intuition flows easier when you aren’t combining it with the physical task of writing.)
Step 3. Now breathe in the situation and sit with it for 5 minutes or so. Then ask yourself “What does my heart say to do?” Again, answer out loud.
Note: Very often you will get two very different answers. You’ll also find this: The one that “feels better” sometimes doesn’t make sense.
Go with the feeling.
Intuition doesn’t always make sense.
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