5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting New Year Resolutions

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting New Year Resolutions

Tis the season to forgive, mend and heal5 Mistakes to Avoid When Setting New Year Resolutions

by Brendan Baker

I absolutely love this time of year. I like to call it the season of dreams. It’s when most people take a step back, reflect on their life and check-in with their inner-self to see whether they are living their most inspirational life.

Unfortunately, most people realise that they are not living their most inspirational life and realise that something needs to change in order for them to move forward. The great thing is, the New Year is full of possibility and so New Year resolutions kick in to get them back on track and move them forward to their most inspirational life. The thing is, this energy, commitment and focus on their goals normally only lasts a couple of weeks as other priorities start to come in again and take over.

Does this sound like you?

Well, you’re not alone. It happens to most people. And there are some common reasons why this happens.

To ensure you set yourself up for success in 2014, you want to avoid these 5 mistakes people make when creating and pursuing their New Year resolutions.

Mistake #1: Your New Year Resolution is Not Linked with Your Values

Believe it or not, most New Year resolutions are not achieved because it’s not important to you. You might be thinking this sounds a little strange, as otherwise why would you be setting the resolution in the first place?

Simply put, it’s most likely that you don’t value what you’re trying to achieve with your New Year resolution as much as what you value in other areas of your life. That’s why you spend your time and energy on doing those other things.

As an example, you might have set a resolution to lose weight. However, this may not be a high core value for yourself. At least, there will be other values that you have which are higher than your value for losing weight. If this is the case, ask yourself why you have set this New Year resolution? If it’s because of social stigma, friends or family etc, realise that it’s not actually of value to you but of value to others.

For New Year resolutions to stick, you need to value them. To get around this, ask yourself the question ‘how can this serve me in other areas of my life’? This can lead you to gain awareness that losing weight might actually have its advantages in other areas of your life in which you do value more highly.

Mistake #2: Your New Year Resolution is Not Written Down

One of the most common mistakes that people make when it comes to setting New Year resolutions is that they don’t write them down.

The simple act of writing down your New Year resolutions can do wonders for your focus and motivation. Writing down your resolutions will force you to structure and organise your thoughts and commit to something in the physical form.

Having it written down can act as a stronger, visual reminder of what it is that you are trying to achieve.

Mistake #3: Your New Year Resolution Has No Action Plan

When setting New Year resolutions, most people set the goal but they don’t take the time to work out how they are actually going to achieve it.

Knowing the end game is just a part of the battle. Unfortunately, I need to break some news to you… you do actually need to take action and make it happen. The first part to this is creating your step-by-step plan on achieving your New Year resolution.

When you have a plan mapped out, make sure you actually schedule it in your diary and commit to it. Make it a habit to work towards your New Year resolution. It will be hard at first but it will always become and more motivating as you progress, get used to the process and start to see results.

Mistake #4: Your New Year Resolution Has No Time-Frame

Another mistake that most people make when setting New Year resolutions is that they do not set a specific time-frame to realise it.

New Year resolutions are just like goals. They need a time-frame to be completed in. When no given time-frame is involved, you will have the opportunity to procrastinate and put off achieving your resolution.

Make sure you set yourself a time-frame to realise your New Year resolution and this should be a clear part of your plan.

Mistake #5: Your Don’t Have the Support You Need to Fulfill Your New Year Resolution

When you’re battling something alone and don’t have the support of others, it can be very hard work.

Surrounding yourself with the right people (being those individuals who are also passionate and interested in what you are trying to achieve), this can have a massive effect on your overall success. These people will hold you accountable to a higher standard, they will motivate you and push you towards reaching your goals.

Thinking about your own New Year resolutions, who in your life will have the biggest positively impact to your success and how can you engage with them more frequently?

Wrapping Up

This is the season of dreams. Ensure that the dream becomes reality by avoiding the 5 key mistakes above.

What can you do differently this year to ensure you remain focused, committed and motivated in achieving success? Have questions for Brendan? Leave a comment.

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brendan baker Brendan Baker helps people who feel stuck doing work they don’t like start to make a difference and an income doing what they love. He writes over at The Start of Happiness and has created the Launch Your Life Academy to support people gain clarity of their goals in life and stay focused and motivated in achieving them. Feeling stuck? Check out Brendan’s new course here.

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30 Days to a Bold New YOU!

30 Days to a Bold New YOU!

30 Days to Bold for blog postClick here to visit 30 Days to Bold.

Introducing an exciting new course, “30 Days of Bold,” from Courage Coach, Tess Marshall.

Tess, for readers who don’t know you, please introduce yourself.

I currently work as a writer, speaker, and courage coach and have a master’s degree in counseling psychology. I love to inspire people to overcome their fears and live-out-loud.  I blog at The Bold Life, for an amazing and growing community, that I love dearly.  My work has allowed me to reach people all over the world.

My passion is to help others grow through their fears and take the action needed to create and live a meaningful and inspired life. I’ve written three books and created a brand new course, 30 Days to Bold.

Tell us more about 30 Days of Bold

30 Days to Bold is an interactive and live course that begins on Monday February 18th. It allows us to support and personally get to know each other. We overcome our fears and grow through our courage.

The course is designed to take one beyond excuses, procrastination, worries and doubts…from fear to freedom.  You’ll gain the confidence to take bold action.

Every Monday you will receive in your inbox a password that will give you access to the course on a private page at The Bold Life where you’ll find all the material, videos, ebooks and more.

Access to a private live long Facebook page with myself and other bold people in the 30 Days of Bold community.

A series of personal and heartfelt videos from my awesome and courageous friends. They share their own stories and expertise on how they have overcome fear and how you can too.

A Series of Video Interviews with myself and other courageous experts.

4 LIVE group-coaching calls with me.

My stories/guidance/wisdom gleaned from helping thousands of people through my work as a psychologist, life coach, and professional speaker.

Weekly, worksheets, lessons, activities, encouragement and support.

Over $100 in bonuses and other goodies from my fearless friends.

 •Plus a copy of my Ecourse Take Your Fear and Shove it if you sign up before January 14th.

Why did you create it?

I understand what it is like to be paralyzed by fear. In the past, I made mistakes, I spent my time freaked out, playing small, denying and hiding from fear.

I sunk into depression and I hated my life.  One day, when I couldn’t stand the pain, craziness or drama any longer… I reached out for help. I hired a therapist, attended a support group, found a mentor, hired a coach and put into practice what I learned.

Little by little, I turned my life around. I created a new story.  The payoff of my post-fear life…I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a blogger, a writer…I achieved things I never would have thought possible.

It’s the culmination of everything I’ve learned. I’m still asked, “How do you do it?” 30 Days of Bold is my answer. You only need to apply it to your own situation. Not only does 30 Days of Bold offer the tools to move beyond fear, it offers a map to self-love, faith in oneself, risk-taking, to positively anticipate your future and achieve a deeper appreciation of life and everything in it. We often look up to brave, bold and successful people. It’s time to become one of them!

In the end, I’ve been blessed with very loving and brilliant mentors and teachers throughout my lifetime. It’s my turn to give.

Who is 30 Days to Bold for? 

Anyone who is tired of false beliefs, facades and wants to live authentically.

Anyone needing practical tools and concrete tips on how to grab hold of their fears—with a sense of power, excitement and bold.

Anyone who is interested in joining a community of people who are not waiting for “someday” to change their lives.

Anyone who wants to overcome excuses, rejection and failure and move from victim to creator.

Anyone who wants to loosen the grip of doubt and tap into their inner resources.

Anyone who is sick and tired of paralyzing fear and is ready for greater and deeper success, love and happiness.

If you are ready to:

Get clear and commit to what you really want for yourself. Make fear work for you instead of against you. Go from imagining the worst to expecting the best. Unearth your innate strength and freedom. Find a sense of safety while living in a world of fear. Step beyond your limitations and experience your true self. Be confident. Live without apology, explanation or apprehension. Receive encouragement and friendship from a supportive community. Then this course is for you!

What are the benefits for those who enroll and participate in 30 Days of Bold? Is it life changing?

It is life-changing if you do the exercises, watch the videos, get involved in the community and apply what you learn.

Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Once you change your life, there is no going back. You may fall back but you can’t stay back. It’s impossible.

When you learn how to walk through your fears you become unstoppable. 30 Days of Bold is an invaluable opportunity for you to increase your confidence, speak your truth and make the decisions that will improve your life and put you in harmony with your deepest desires.

The course will lead you out of the pitfalls of fear and insecurity and into the power of freedom an innate courage. Change your life and find freedom. Don’t delay. Join us today.

How did you become so bold?

I grew up on a produce farm with nine siblings. We were all very competitive for our parents love and attention. It was speak up or lose out. We also began working in the fields and at the Farmer’s Market as young children.  At the market, we learned how to sell and turn our customers into friends! We became experts in sales by age 13! That’s a childhood of bold action.

How can we develop courage?

Be willing take action. Make a difference and use your talent and gifts to make the world a better place. Things will go wrong. So what? You’ll make mistakes. So what? You will be rejected. So what?

Keep going, ask for help, find support and be willing to do what it takes.

“I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.” ~Erica Jong  

30 Days of Bold offers you the safety and support of a loving community. You don’t have to go it alone.

What do you hope that people will take away after completing the course?

I want them to see that they are not alone and that there is nothing wrong with them. We all fail, we all make mistakes and we all have flaws. I want them to own their power and innate goodness. I want them to use their innate courage and have faith in themselves. I want to see them use their gifts, talents and to offer them to others along the path. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed in making the world a better place to live!

Where could you use a shot of “bold” in your life? What would you like to change and where do you feel stuck? Share with us.

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tess photo bio_0532Tess Marshall is a Courage Coach and the creator of, The Bold Life. Her blog is a mix of inspiration, spirituality, and personal development. She will inspire you to follow your heart, unearth your bold, and create a meaning and love-filled life. She can help you be more courageous and step beyond your fears. She believes we’re here on planet earth to grow in kindness and love. In order to do so we need to let go of fear and take bold action.  Check out her new bold course – 30 Days of Bold.

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8 Strategies to Discover Your Dream Life

8 Strategies to Discover Your Dream Life

“To realize ones destiny is a person’s only obligation.” –Paulo Coelho

How use your daily life to discover your dream

You’ve done everything the experts say.

You’ve read books, taken personality tests, and filled in the worksheets.

And yet you still feel lost.

They say “follow your passion” and you would do it… if you knew what they were.

Today I want to share with you how I discovered my dream. I want you to learn from my experience so you can begin discovering your dream today.

Feeling Lost

Three years ago, I was lost too.

I had no idea what to do with my life.

I tried it all.

But in the end I still didn’t know what to do.

It’s scary, right? Especially when you feel like you’ve done everything – and you still aren’t seeing results.

Looking in All The Wrong Places

I was spending so much time trying to figure out my passion that I wasn’t actually paying attention to my own life. My nose was stuck in a book, I was lost in my thoughts, I was struggling.

The problem is that we can learn a million strategies to discover our passion but if we don’t actually take the time to apply it then it take us no where.

Using Daily Experiences to Discover A Dream

Hi there. My name is Izzy.

I’m about to turn 30 in a few months. I used to be a teacher in America.

In my 4th year teaching it looked like I had it made – I was getting my masters degree, moving up the ladder and would soon be running my own school… One problem: I hated everything I was doing.

So I started to do some intense soul searching.

I read books, talked to loved ones, took personality tests and even paid for expert advice. Initially, nothing seemed to help.

But there was one simple problem: I wasn’t paying attention to my day to day life. I was so depressed that I was blind to the world in front of me.

Eventually, I realized the only way to figure this thing out – is to actually start paying attention to each day.

And guest what! It worked.

I discovered my dream: to become a ninja…

Sounds, crazy right?

Some dude is talking about a being a ninja. Let me explain:

This isn’t just any dream – it’s a childhood dream. So, according to my 8 year old brain a ninja does the following 3 things:

1. Lives in a far away land.
2. Trains extensively in martial arts.
3. Challenges the traditional rules of work and life.

So over the course of 3 years I have turned my dream into a reality.

I quit my job, I moved to Japan, and train extensively in martial arts. I work just enough to cover my expenses.

I share this as evidence that what I am about to share with you works.

Each of the 8 strategies I share below has contributed to the discovery of my dream.

I hope with all of my heart they can do the same for you.

8 Ways To Use Daily Experiences to Identify Your Dreams

1. Listen to Your Conversations

When I talked with people I started to notice how it impacted my mood. When I discussed travel and martial arts I would get excited. I started to pay closer attention to this.

Topics that excite you or bother you can be key indicators for your dreams.

2. What Makes You Jealous

In particular when I was struggling in my day to day life I would get jealous of other people. But it was interesting to see who I was jealous of. I noticed I was most jealous of people who “had the freedom to travel”. Hinting to me that this was very important.

Jealousy is a very powerful emotion because it tells you that someone has something that you want but do not have.

3. Carry a Thought Journal

I started to carry a journal everywhere. Basically any ideas, or insights would be written down. On Sunday I would review what I wrote. This always triggered deeper reflections. These reflections started to open doors to explore what I truly wanted out of my life.

4. Keep an Emotional Time Log

I started to write down my emotions at each hour of the day. I used my journal for this. This was powerful because I started to notice patterns. Things that excited me and made he happy hinted at my dreams and passions.

This is a truly amazing activity. It can help you identify things that are leading to your positive emotions and negative emotions.

5. Hang out with positive people. 

After using an emotional log to track my emotions I started to realize that my friends and peers had a huge impact on me. So I made an active effort to be around people that “excited” me. The more I was around these people the more my sense of possibility increased. This was critical because the pursuit of a dream requires a huge sense of possibility.

Optimistic people will encourage your dreams and expand your sense of possibility.

6. Keep a Daily Log of All Activities (with rankings)

After I had done the emotional log for a while I decided to switch gears. I started tracking my daily activities. This included everything from meetings, martial arts, teaching math, science, picking up groceries, and hanging out with friends.

After each activity I gave it a score from 1 to 10 (10 being “I loved it!”). I did this for one week. I then looked it over at the end of the week and used it to help me better understand which activities I enjoyed the most.

7. Develop a daily gratitude list and look it over once a week.

Every night before I went to sleep I wrote down 5 things I appreciated. Then I looked at my list once per week. The crazy thing is that I kept on being appreciative of the same things – this was powerful because it helped me discover those things I truly enjoyed. Once again, this hints at your dreams and passions.

8. Write down every “I just wish I could…” statement in your head. 

When I was battling through the depression I would often say statements in my head that started with “I wish I just could…”. Eventually, I realized it could be powerful to write these down. Here are the two biggest statements I made –

“I wish I could just live in a foreign country and not do this stupid job.”
“I wish I could just train in martial arts full time.”

I wrote these down – and started to ask the question: how can I do this?

Eventually I discovered exactly how to do it.

Some Final Thoughts

Each and every day is an opportunity to move closer towards your dreams. But this can only happen if you become an active participant in your world. I share each of these 8 strategies in hopes that you can start applying them to your life immediately.

Discovering your dream is not something that just magically happens. It takes time but by listening to yourself and the world around you – you can make it happen .

I hope today you begin the discovery of your dream. What steps do you find most useful to discover your dream?

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P.S. To tap into your intuition to discover your dream – click here!

Who is Izmael Arkin?

Izzy is a crazy dude. He quit his job as a teacher to pursue his childhood dream: to become a ninja. He now lives in Japan where he trains in martial arts extensively. Check out Izzy’s Ninja Tool Kit – books and tools to help you follow your dreams. You can read more about Izzy’s journey at The 30 Year Old Ninja,

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The Key to Distinguishing Intuition From Your Other Thoughts

The Key to Distinguishing Intuition From Your Other Thoughts

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer. –Robert Graves

The hardest thing about following your intuition is distinguishing which thought came from your intuitive mind and which came from the thinking mind.

Puzzled womanI get a lot of questions, and this one about distinguishing between intuition and other thoughts is one of the most common so I know it’s a real sticking point for people.

To identify your intuitively inspired thoughts you ought to know what intuition is and where it comes from.

What is intuition?

Intuition is information that spontaneously appears in our awareness without any conscious effort on our part.

Intuition is our own inner wisdom and guidance. It is a small voice we hear often like a whisper, that gently nudges us to make the right choices and decisions in our lives.

It can tell us when we should be wary of a person or warn us against doing something and when we should act on an opportunity. It comes to us spontaneously and many times feels like an “aha” moment.

Intuition can also be the sense you have that someone is staring at you or walking behind you, before you even turn around and meet their gaze. In this application intuition is a sensory experience about the environment around you.  It’s no different than the other five senses we rely upon – it’s just more subtle which is why some people are not aware of it.

Where does intuition come from?

Your mind searches for the answers hidden in long forgotten memory banks. When it locates the answer it deposits the solution in its entirety into your awareness, which is why often when the answer comes to us we experience intuition as a “light bulb moment.”

How to tell the difference between the voice of intuition and other thoughts

Intuition makes you “feel good” about doing something. You will experience a sense of “certainty” about it. The matter will feel “settled.” It will feel right and give you sense of connecting all the dots. Always go back to how this “voice” makes you feel.

Once the answer comes to you, if it came from your intuitive mind you won’t have any lingering doubts. You’ll feel sure and you’ll feel it directly in your gut.

Deep down inside we always know

It’s only after we screw up by ignoring our intuition that we admit that we did in fact, “know.” Before we are forced to admit it, we’ve usually been in denial with our heads in the sand pretending everything was going okay. Does this sound familiar?

A sure sign you’re in denial is if you keep asking yourself the same question over and over and get the same answer but, respond with a lot of “yeah, buts.”

What you need to do is get radically honest with yourself. Put aside all your rationalizations and excuses and ask to connect to the “truth” of the matter. You’ll recognize when you’ve connected to the “truth” because your gut will feel as if its been “stabilized.”

Rationalizations are akin to lies we tell ourselves to make things “okay.” Rationalizing is not “real” therefor it has no weight, no real substance and cannot make your gut feel as if you are standing on stable ground.

Where most of us get tripped up

When our intuition gives us an answer we don’t like our ego tries to confuse us by making us doubt our intuition.

When you don’t like the answer you got usually it’s because you haven’t yet assimilated the lesson you need to learn from the situation that you’re looking for answers about. Intuition is often a “shortcut” to answers you need so, if you ask for intuitive guidance you’ll get the answer whether you’re ready to act upon it or not.

When a thought comes from the ego, often you’ll feel as if you “should do” it. You’ll be aware of your rational mind recounting the reasons why you ought to do it – why it “makes sense.” Keep track of the “yeah buts” that’s a big clue that you are rationalizing.

If you feel the voice is advising you to do something out of fear, or lack or that you should do this over that – it is NOT your intuition. This is the clearest way to know the difference.

Remember this:

 It is never our intuition that is wrong but, what we mistake for our intuition.

The key is this…

They key is your gut. You’ve got to feel it in your gut. If  you don’t feel it in your gut it’s not your intuition – it’s your mind rationalizing. Keep this in mind and you’ll distinguish between your thoughts and your intuition.

Do you have any other questions about identifying your inner wisdom? What specific incidents do you recall in your life where you questioned your intuition? Share with us in the comments.

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P.S. To learn more about how to know your intuition from your thoughts pick up any of my books here.

Where in the world is, “The Intuition Principle” book tour this week? Check out these fabulous reviews and interviews by these awesome writers:

Day 25: All the Answers Are Within

Day 26: Remove Intuition Blocks for a Life of Passion and Purpose

Day 27: Intuition Can Heal The World

Day 28: Melody Fletcher Reviews: The  Intuition Principle

Day 29: How Do I Break Away From the Fears That Haunt Me?

Day 28: The Power of Intuition: How to Put Your Intuition Into Practice

Day 30: Learning About the Intuition Principle

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Robert Graves quote about Intuition

3 Ways to Use Your Intuition to Rise From the Ashes of Your Life

3 Ways to Use Your Intuition to Rise From the Ashes of Your Life

Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster. –Anne Wilson Schae

When you listen to your intuition you avoid many of the problems that are created by ignoring your intuition when making decisions.Living a problem free life

Are you healing from an accident that could have been avoided like my friend Sandi?

Did you ignore the signs of an unfaithful spouse?

Were you so attached to keeping up pretenses that you are now facing a bankruptcy?

Are you struggling to stay afloat, sane, grounded, focused and together enough to put the pieces of your life back together?

Often it’s our mistakes that call our attention to the fact that we’ve ignored our intuition. When we look back over the things that have gone wrong in our lives we remember that there was this little nagging voice at the back our mind telling us not to do what we did but, we chose to ignore it.

Recently a reader asked me if his life would always be problem-free if he followed his intuition.

I’ve written many times here on Powered by Intuition and in “The Intuition Principle” that allowing your intuition to guide you is the way to creating a life that “flows effortlessly toward your desires.”

When your life flows effortlessly toward your desires you encounter fortunate coincidences such as synchronicty and serendipity, that move you along the path toward your goals. A fortunate coincidence is the result of you being in the right place at the right time or taking action at the right time so that you are moving along a trajectory that intersects with another person or situation that turns out to be just the opportunity you need.

Why do fortunate coincidences occur?

The reason you meet with these fortunate coincidences is because you’ve followed your intuition when making decisions. Had you not listened to the impulse to pick up the phone and call “so and so” or gone to a certain place on this day at this time you would have never made this connection. Listening to your inner voice is listening to wisdom from within.

At the time the impulse to do this or that arises you cannot explain it. There is no “rational” reason for wanting to the thing you’re being prompted to do. It’s only after the event of being in the right place or having something you need fall into your lap that you understand why you were being “pulled” to do what you did. This is what I mean when I say, “your life will flow effortlessly toward your desires.”

Ignoring intuition is a lot like touching a hot stove: You need only get burned once to know that ignoring your intuition is NOT a good idea!

What about problems?

This doesn’t mean that your car won’t ever break down, your spouse announce that they want a divorce, a hacker steal your information, a broken pipe flood your basement, you won’t ever get laid off from your job…and on and on and on – essentially life will go on and **s__t** will still happen!

What you can expect if you follow your inner guidance is that you will avoid making wrong decisions that create more problems by going ahead with things when your intuition is warning you against it. By following your inner wisdom you will meet with fortunate coincidences that will propel your life forward toward your goals and desires. But, you have to realize that things will still go wrong at times and happen in your life that will be out of your control.

Intuition can be your silver lining

On the other hand, when you follow your intuition you will be able to solve your problems more elegantly. Your intuitive insight will inspire you with ideas about solutions you can take about your situation so that when you do have to deal with problems you will find your way back to normalcy faster and more easily.

We are here to learn life lessons

Unfortunately, most of us learn the hard way – me included – by making mistakes, some of them really, really big. Each time we make a mistake if we are enlightened we will look over what happened and honestly assess what role our behavior played in contributing to the situation and take steps to change what we do in the future. Most of us aren’t born perfect so our lives aren’t perfect either. Making mistakes is part our journey and how we acquire wisdom and experience.

Intuition is not magical but it sure does help~

When you are accustomed to listening to the wisdom of your inner voice you are also more open to being honest about your faults and to working at changing your behavior. This is a boon when it comes to dealing with problems. If you are not under the tight control of your ego you will see your part in what has happened and learn from it so that it doesn’t happen again. And you will be better able to manage the situation from this point forward to move toward a resolution. Listening to your inner voice will help you pick up the pieces of you life and put you back on the right path again.

So, while following your intuition does not guarantee that your life will be free of problems it is a very positive habit to cultivate overall, especially when you are down on your luck.

If you see your life circumstances in this article use the following suggestions to help you get your life back on track:

1. Take some time each day to get quiet. Close your eyes and go within. Ask for guidance and inner wisdom to show you how your underlying motivations may have contributed to creating the life circumstances you are dealing with now. Resist the urge to blame others and point fingers.

If any instances of ignoring your intuition in the past come to mind that may have also contributed to the problems you are now facing, use this knowledge of how your intuition sounded and felt to learn what to look for in the future.

We can only do better once we know better. This is the time to learn what we can do better next time.

2. Forgive yourself and anyone else that is involved. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that we absolve someone of wrong doing. It means that we let go and stop being tethered to this dark cloud of anger and seething emotions that follows us everywhere.

Refusing to forgive literally “clouds” your judgement and creates a huge shadow over your life. Everything appears dark and drab under the shadow of this cloud. If you could let go of it you would be engulfed in sunshine and feel better and positive enough to see that you can and will rise above your current circumstances.

3. Listen for your intuition. Tell yourself that you are open to hearing this wisdom. Ask that you be given answers and solutions to dealing with your current problem.

Ask to be intuitively inspired to contact the right people or to go to the right places at the right time to find the answers and solutions you need.

What is your intuition prompting you to do next? Keep a list of what your inner voice is saying. Review the list and see what speaks to you most and then do it.

If you have a nagging feeling at the back of your mind telling you to do something or not do something listen to it!

Your intuition is a marvelous shortcut to the answers and solutions  you seek and to getting over the mountain range of your obstacles. My friend Rob White says, “Intuition offers a short cut, like a tunnel through a mountain range,” and he is right.

You can and will rise from the ashes of your own life when you begin to tune into your intuition.

Can you see how ignoring your intuition in the past may have contributed to the struggles you are now facing? What have you learned about how your intuition speaks to you? Can you describe what to look for next time so you won’t have to hit another low point in your life?

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P.S I have lots more to say about intuition and how to use it in your life. Check out my books here.

Have you been following the book tour for The Intuition Principle? Check out these marvelous articles by these awesome participating blogger here:

Day 22: Intuition is an Ability Natural to All

Day 23: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of Plus a Giveaway!

Day 24: Book Review: A Late Bloomer’s Most-Overlooked Resource

Day 25: How to Flow With the Current of Life

Day 25: Using Your Sacred Gift

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