Have you heard the phrase “follow your heart and you will be successful” and wondered what it means? Simply, it is not living a lie by leading a life that is not meant for you or doing things that make you miserable and unfulfilled. Following your heart is about pursuing your dreams and doing what makes you happy and feels right.
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Think of yourself as an explorer on a voyage of self-discovery and your heart is the compass to steer you to where you can live the life you truly want. A is where you are now and Z is the place you want to be. So how do you get from A to Z? There is no secret formula because we are all different, with unique skills and talents that we were born with and have learned. You need to focus on these and on what you feel passionate about, and in time, happiness and success will follow. There is no step-by-step guide, but there are basic directions you can follow.
How Do You Know What You Really Want?
Do you wake up not looking forward to the day ahead and feel unfulfilled by the end? If the answer is yes, then something is lacking in your life. Reading this article means that you want to do something about it. So how do you know what that is? Simple – ask your heart: Why do I feel like I do? What do I feel passionate about? What is the perfect life for me? What changes could I make to achieve that life?
How Does Your Heart Answer You?
In the same way that you can ask your heart questions, your heart can talk to you. It does this with signals. These signals vary from one person to another. It could be your inner voice telling you to do something or your intuition telling you that something is right or wrong. People often think they have no control over their lives and that the path they’re on is the only one they can follow. This isn’t true. You are where you are now because of choices and decisions you have made and you can make further decisions to shift direction. Only when you are doing what you love will your life change for the better.
How To Start the Journey?
* Heading into unknown territory can be scary, so have the courage to follow your heart
* Focus on the things that you fell passionate about
* Be aware of things and people around you and focus on things you want to attract in your life
* Focus on the positive, not the negative
* Practice meditation to get in tune with your intuitive senses
* Stay the course by imagining yourself already in the life you want
* Be inspired and connect with people who are following their dreams
* Read blogs of personal development guides who can advise you
Follow Your Heart but Don’t Ignore Your Mind
Many people have been trained to use their minds to reach decisions. By following your heart, you don’t suddenly have to ignore your mind. Let your heart and your head work together. The more you trust in yourself and follow your heart, the easier it will get to interpret the signals. Sometimes the messages may be confusing. If you are unsure, use your mind to help you make the decision to do something or to wait. Feel your way one step at a time and things will start to happen.