The Best Advice

Posted on January 3, 2013

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The best advice doesn’t come from your best friend, your mom, your mentor or even your life coach.  The best advice comes from within you. 

Well, that’s all fine and dandy, isn’t it? But I’m sure you’ve had enough of the self-help, vague platitudes. The real question is-if the best advice comes from within you, why can’t you ever decide what the hell to do?!?

Because, my friend, you have forgotten how to listen to yourself. You have bogged your mind down with too many magazine articles, too much Oprah, and too many discussions with your besties about what course of action is right for you.

You’ve clogged up your intuition with a bunch of head chatter. You’ve shut off the messages your wise body has been giving you because you’re afraid of what may happen if you start listening to them. You’ve been doing this for so long that you’ve completely lost sight of who you are and what you want to do and now you’re stuck.

So, first things first: I can’t get you unstuck. Sorry about that. I would if I could but I just can’t. If I was a superhero, maybe things would be different. But you know what?

You can get yourself unstuck.

So how do you make that happen?

It’s pretty simple actually. All you have to do is pay attention to the things that: 

a) Bring you a sense of joy 

b) Make you laugh

b) Bring you a sense of peace and contentment

c) Energize and inspire you

And do more of those things. And hang out with more of those people. 

Simultaneously, you’ll want to stay away from things that: 

a) Make you feel drained and heavy and weighed down

b) Make you feel hopeless 

c) Bring you a sense of anxiety 

d) Bring you a feeling of worthlessness and despair

And do less of those things. And avoid, as much as possible those people. {Yes, even if they’re related to you}.

That’s how you start to carve out your own personal path to happiness. 

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