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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Pallesen

How do I find the answers and direction I need?

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

Have you ever lost your phone? For the life of you, you can't remember where you left it. So you rack your brain, retrace your steps, and think hard. At a certain point, you can't think of anywhere else it could possibly be. Frustrated, you give up trying to figure it out. And in that space of surrender, a new, fresh thought appears, as if out of the blue: "Hey, remember you stopped in that other room first?" OMG, that's right, you did! And there's your phone. Many people I know feel like they've lost their bearings. That the world has fallen out from under their feet, and they don't know how to respond or what to do next. So they do what we've all been taught to do when we don't know what to do: More effort. More brainstorming. Think really seriously and hard about it. How's that working out for you? 🤔 There's a reason why so many people talk about how they get great ideas in the shower. No, it's not because showers are a fertile ground for genius! If so, doctors all over the world would be showering 24/7 to find a solution for COVID-19! It's because when we stop making it our job to "know", we make space for our inner GPS to come through for us. A new idea pops through. A solution slides in. And it doesn't feel like it came from "us", does it? Friends, you and I are built with an intelligence far wiser than the best ideas we can come up with in our head. It gives us exactly what we need, exactly when we need it. I know a lot of you feel desperate for answers and direction. And right now, "more" might look like a good way to find them. But I'm pretty sure what you're looking for isn't going to come from you thinking harder and more about it. Didn't work for finding your phone, right? You haven't lost your bearings, friends. They've been there all along. And if you're willing to take your foot off the gas, you may notice that it doesn't have to be all up to you. You've got help. Your inner GPS is built to do the heavy lifting for you if you let it. 💪 The more we rely on that, the more we see just how reliable it is, guiding us every step of the way. You'll know what to do, friends. ❤️


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