Listen To Your Gut – The Power Within The Actor


How many times have you told yourself “I should have listened to my gut”, or “I knew that was going to happen and I did it anyway”! The old adage of TRUST YOUR GUT, basically means to stay true to yourself and what feels right to you. You ultimately know what is the best path, but yet can still fall victim to ignoring your gut feelings.

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Sometimes it is hard to make decisions. We never know what will be the “Right Choice”. In all honesty though, how do we ever know what the right choice really is? Life is so unpredictable and everyday choices can make you feel like you are in a constant battle of asking yourself what you should do.

Deep down though, you already do know what to do! Depending on the situation, your feelings “The Gut Feelings”, can take many forms. You can start to hear your gut saying “STOP! THIS IS A BAD IDEA! DON’T DO IT!!!!!” How can you feel it? Well, goosebumps or goosepimples as I like to call them, nausea, sweaty hands or feet, a tightness in your body, and even thoughts whispering to you in a way! These are all ways your brain is trying to tell you something.

That Gut Feeling can lead you to a good decision or a bad one. But if you listen, if you TRULY listen to the little voices trying to speak to you in your body, it can lead you straight to a clear decision or action you should take!

Learn From Your Decisions

Your gut instincts, I believe can be developed and learned over time, especially when you make the dreaded mistake. For with these mistakes come the gift of wisdom, which will serve you well in the future, if you let it.

Don’t forget that everything happens for a reason and there’s always a lesson to learn in every experience Good or Bad. If you ignored your gut and went for it anyways, know that it’s something you had to experience so you could make better choices in the future!

Keep a journal, document what you’re thinking and how your feeling. Depending on the situation, sit on your thoughts before making decisions! At the end of the day however, if something is nagging at you to NOT do something, please listen.  Deep down, you know the answer my friend. Have faith and trust that your gut will never steer you wrong!

“Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”

– Oprah Winfrey

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Shannon Scott with one of her cats Lady – AKA LadyBugs

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By: Shannon Scott

Hi, I'm Shannon! A performer and motivator who has always loved to make others smile through the art of entertainment. Thanks for taking the time to read my posts, listen to my podcast and following me for motivation! Best wishes my friend. Keep smiling and NEVER give up!

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