The Sign People

Posted on March 6, 2012


When it comes to change, some people are too afraid to take responsibility for their lives. Rather than trust their own judgment, observations, intelligence and analytical abilities, they based their most important life decisions on “signs” they interpret from the universe.

Unlike the Alices of the world who want others to tell them what decisions in life to make, Sign People want to leave their future in the hands of fate. They go about their lives believing that if things are meant to be, they will just magically happen (without putting in the time, effort, energy and work needed to accomplish anything).

Now, when I talk about people who rely on signs, I’m not talking about people who look for signs from the universe or from God or who pray for guidance when they are making life changes. There is a beautiful magical synchronicity that happens when one fully commits one’s self to one’s dreams.

Very often, those who are brave enough to commit to goals will, in fact, experience these almost-mystical serendipitous events which will feel like a higher power giving them a sign or, in some cases a series of signs indicating that they are on the right track.

Let me give you a personal example. Two coaching colleagues of mine and I have noticed cardinals appearing after we’ve made courageous decisions. In fact, when I finally decided to quit my day job and run my coaching company full-time (in the midst of a huge economic recession), that very afternoon I heard a loud ruckus on my porch. When I looked out the window, I saw an entire family of cardinals there, who, once they got my attention, stopped their loud chirping and flew away. It was pretty awesome and I often remembered it that rough first year when self-doubt tried to get the best of me.

This is not what I’m talking about when I talk about Sign People.

Sign people don’t want to make decisions. They don’t want to put in the work needed to get things done. They would rather let life’s circumstances dictate their choices and then claim it was fate that made their decisions for them.

Still not sure if you’re a Sign Person? I’ll give you some examples of Sign People in my next post.