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The Gift of Instinct

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In the most recent newsletter from Susie Frazier, an artist in Cleveland, I could not help but pause and think about the significance of instinct. I wanted to share Susie Frazier’s wisdom with you:

“I can’t tell you how many times in my career I’ve been questioned about my training. What can you possibly create in the way of art, if you didn’t study it in college? What do you know about promoting a band, if you come from outside the industry? What business do you have being a radio personality, if you’ve never worked at a radio station?

Maybe you’ve had this kind of second-guessing happen to you. Maybe you’ve even used this doubtful tone with yourself. Pay no mind. What matters more than knowledge or experience is instinct.

Instinct is that inner voice that tells you to go left when all your competitors are going right. It’s that urge to take on something new despite the hesitation of those around you. It’s that inner flame that sparks ideas not because you saw the model work somewhere else, but because you felt the synergy of all the important elements, right here. Instinct is a sixth sense that can’t be taught — it’s only cultivated after falling on one’s face so many times that the wipeout actually becomes a welcome part of the discovery process.

Don’t be swayed by the critics in your head or elsewhere. Simply by the bold act of trying, you’ve begun the only relevant training you need.”

Any time I have felt uncertainty about an idea or a decision, I have tried to think about it logically and seek advice from others. As Susie describes, I am reminded to go beyond logic and external opinions, and instead focus on my gut instinct, which transcends time and global boundaries. Our instinct is what makes us unique as individuals and should be our guiding force in life. No one can see, hear, or feel the instinct we have that comes from within. It makes us powerful and should give us the confidence to go forward with our ideas and decisions. Our instinct is a gift. We should trust that it will lead us to our individual paths of success and happiness!

Below are a few other powerful quotes about instinct:

“It is by logic we prove, but by intuition we discover.” -Leonardo Da Vinci

“Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.” -Anonymous

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.” -Jonas Salk

“Intuition is the whisper of the soul.” -J. Krishnamurti

“Intuition makes sense after you follow it, not before. You don’t get to know the beauty unless you take the risk.” -McCall Erikson

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.” -Albert Einstein

“Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect.” -Steve Jobs

You can read more inspiring messages from Susie Frazier in my inspirNational Quotes II post.

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InspirNational Quotes II

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How often do we actually spend time reading our e-mails? I have to admit that given the number of advertisements I receive via e-mail, it’s easy to just skim or quickly skip through my e-mails. For some reason, this morning, I decided to read the following e-mail from Susie Frazier, an artist in Cleveland, who got me to pause and reflect today. I wanted to share her wisdom with you:

“How would you feel inside if you knew you could not fail? Say the decision maker that mattered most was already on board with your idea. Would you be assertive to present your dreams? Cool-headed when faced with obstacles? Or more forgiving of yourself when you trip up? It’s true the uncertainty of any outcome has been known to strangle my imagination (and my outlook) at times, despite being a professional imaginer.

But not today.

Today, I opened a door that I previously closed and marched myself right to the edge. I jumped at the chance to try something bold, something risky, with no hesitation and no fear of making the wrong move. All I felt was a gut rattling conviction to trust my instincts. And it was amazing.

Happiness doesn’t magically burst onto the scene because we’re committed to a certain end game. It blooms quietly within when we experience unwavering confidence in ourselves. But first, we must believe.

I am grateful for artists like Susie Frazier who think outside the box, challenge conventional thinking, and push us to be the best versions of ourselves. I feel inspired to believe in myself, trust uncertainty, feel confident, and bloom in happiness.
Below I captured some of my other favorite inspirNational quotes that I have read recently, adding to my original inspirNational quotes post.
“Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” -@Inspire_Us
“Turn your can’ts into cans and your dreams into plans.” -@OprahQuotez
“Every day you wake up with the opportunity to make success happen.” -@LinkedIn
“It is not what we give but what we share.” -James Russell Lowell
"The difference between where you were yesterday and where you are going to be tomorrow is what you think, say, and do TODAY!" -@LaBioguia

“The difference between where you were yesterday and where you are going to be tomorrow is what you think, say, and do TODAY!” -@LaBioguia

I tweet inspirational quotes and articles often – follow @brittanyvb to see all the quotes and more information about my sustainability work. Also check out my new inspirNational Facebook page – “like” the page to see all of my blog updates.

I hope these quotes leave you feeling inspired and motivated to start the week. Happy Monday!