When I was little , my mother used to tell me to listen to that little voice in my head. Until I reached the age of ten I had no idea what she was talking about. I had no conscious back then. I was a kid for crying out loud. At that point all I knew was this: I would do something and it would either be good or I would be in a huge heap of TROUBLE! I had a hard time trying to figure out what would get me into trouble and what would be okay. How was I supposed to know that the lollipop I left on the kitchen counter would solidify overnight and be almost impossible to remove? I can only imagine what would have happened if I had dropped and left it on the floor.

As I grew older and grew in touch with my inner voice a great awakening happened.My little voice was talking to me constantly. It was almost annoying at times.It would tell me all kinds of things. One of the worst things it ever told me was to pass up on a job I was offered as a promotion. I realized that decision was a big mistake as I watched the woman they hired to do it made mistake after mistake until they finally fired her. I had all the skills needed to do that job. But that little voice inside of me had me convinced it would be a big error in judgement to take on this position.

For years after that, I kept doing the same thing. Every time I was offered to do something different I would listen to that little voice in my head. In every position I held I was always the one who remained in the safe zone. I flew as it were under the radar! I had learned all the skills required to out perform my peers and still remain non threatening. My co-workers could come to me with anything they wanted to talk about. I never repeated any of it and was non judgmental. All of this left me firmly planted within my comfort zone.

The last thing that little voice inside my head told me to do was to begin writing. I listened this time. At first I would write quotes on all my different social media. This was very time consuming and I was just copying some one else’s work. Then one day I decided to write from my heart and experiences that are unique to myself and those I come into contact with. I started with no followers at all. With the advice from seasoned bloggers, I added photos and back links. Before I knew it my audience has grown to over one thousand devoted followers.

What I have learned in all of this is that you cannot always listen to your little voice. I am still unsure as to when to listen and to ignore it. But now what I do is to look at the whole situation before rushing into a decision that could mean missing out on something that could be of benefit.

What is your little voice saying?