I’m having a frustrating day: I planned to travel to Montauk this morning on the 7:49 am train to accept a patio furniture delivery Wednesday.
Unfortunately the travel gods did not cooperate! The subway was delayed for 20 minutes while underground, so I missed the railroad connection.
I pivoted and made my way toward the bus stop, but the morning busses were booked until 10:15. Sigh!
Then we got an email saying the furniture workshop actually burned down (thankfully no one was hurt) so there no longer a need to scoot out to receive the delivery.
The universe was telling me to stay put, so I did.
Sometimes you just have to go with it, and I now write this blog entry from my home instead of a moving vehicle.
Frankly, I am pooped from celebrating my cousin’s wonderful destination wedding on the west coast over the weekend, which got me back home at 1:00 am Monday, and haven’t seen my husband in a bit. As much as I LOVE being in Montauk, the universe (and my sluggish head) is pulling for me to remain right where I am. I’m listening (MOJO Maker™#6: Listen to your body.)!
Do you pay attention to the signs posed along your path? Certainly there are times when you need to push through, but what do you do when you have the option to choose?
Now “going with it” doesn’t mean you should shy away from being bold and reaching for a stretch goal. In that case, you actually want to go FOR it. Stepping outside of your comfort zone may feel hard and awkward, but when for a purpose it will become more easeful as you see results.
For example, say you want to build your business, but are terrified at the thought of networking (a key strategy to generate leads). In that case it is important to throw your effort INTO it and take steps to become more comfortable in a room of strangers. Before you know it, you’ll be going WITH it.
Intuition is defined as “a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.” Your gut wants to keep you from getting fooled. Pay attention! (states a headline from an article in Psychology Today).
What does your gut tell you and do you listen? Experiment! When confronted with multiple obstacles in your path, perhaps it’s time to consider why. And then ask why again. If the answer calls for a detour, reflect on it. The most important thing is that your senses alert and take note, regardless of whether you act. That’s how we learn.
As for me, I’ll head out east Friday morning instead. I wonder what the world will yield these next few days by staying put!?
Marjorie, Chief MOJO Maker™