Thursday, February 24, 2011

Just Go With It

CHICKS ROCK! is happy to have Kristina back as a guest blogger this week.

Kristina Leonardi is the founder of The Women’s Mosaic. She is a career/life path consultant, speaker, seminar leader and expert in the areas of women, diversity and personal growth.

While walking down the street after a bizarre week of odd 'coincidences' and uncanny timings, I happened to look up and notice the announcement board of a synagogue with this quote by Robin Morgan, "Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible."

One definition of the word absurd is "inconsistent with reason or logic or common sense," which means that any decisions or actions deemed as such perhaps come from a place we can't always understand, but know is from somewhere deep within us.

The presidents whose holiday we celebrated recently had a bit of that going on... George Washington's advisers questioned his determination to cross the frozen Delaware, and he intuitively knew how to present himself as a leader of this new country; Abraham Lincoln's life is filled with examples of going against conventional wisdom and popular opinion. Both defied the odds by listening to their inner voice, and because of that became the great men we honor today.

Part of maturing is learning to trust your own gut despite outside influences. While it’s helpful to get advice, when we are honest with ourselves, we are usually our own best counsel. Others might not know who we really are or may not have our best interests at heart. I'm sure we all remember times when we've dealt with the consequences of not heeding the wisdom of our gut.

My guess is that Adam Sandler trusts his intuition about what is funny regardless of what the Hollywood suits say, and from his start back in the SNL days, he expressed a unique humor that had yet to be considered commercially viable. Well, we all know how that turned out!

When I meet with clients, often I am validating and confirming what they already know themselves but were too embarrassed, in denial, doubtful or repressed about to admit. If a complete stranger identifies that the 'crazy' idea you have, that thing you always wanted to do, the life you always dreamed of, is exactly the direction you should be going in, just go with it - it's the green light you've been waiting for to produce that box office hit starring none other than YOU!

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