“When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
– Maya Angelou
This is a great quote by Maya Angelou. It can be applied to situations as well as people. It reminds me of times I ignored my instincts and continued on with situations I should have left behind.
Hindsight is 20/20, and reflecting on past decisions that didn’t work out like you intended is the best way to learn what doesn’t work. However, if you don’t take heed, you will experience similar situations until the lesson is learned. Trust me, I know. I can be stubborn sometimes and this doesn’t always help me make the best decisions. I want what I want, and who doesn’t expect to get what they want? But, sometimes what we want isn’t necessarily good for us and it may be the Universe’s way of protecting us from what may ultimately be a disaster. I’ve bumped my head against the wall countless times because I didn’t accept situations as they were, or because I didn’t pay attention to the red flags or to the knots in my stomach or to nagging voices in my head—signs warning me that something was amiss with my want.
So if you are faced with a situation that you are indecisive about, what should you do? Trust your instincts. Learning to trust your instincts and realize the lessons in disappointments takes practice and patience, but it is a skill worth the effort to master. This intangible sixth sense is always accessible to each of us if we tune in to it. Once we link to this cosmic connection it is up to us to consciously make the best decisions and confidently act on them, believing that everything will work out just fine.