This weekend I attend the Leadership Conference that my school organized. I learned a great deal from the different sessions I attended but one in particular. It was a presentation on lasting impressions by Scott Chesney. He is an extraordinary man who I have had the opportunity to meet over the past two years. Every time I hear him talk I learn something new, something I would like to incorporate into my life. This is perfect timing for this lesson to come along because it made me realize that my blog has been drifting away from its original purpose. I began by talking about lessons I wanted to learn and work into my life and I stopped writing about that recently. In fact, I haven’t writing much recently. I am going to change that starting today.
Now on to the lesson Scott taught me. Throughout his presentation he was so energized and so passionate. He really loved what he was talking about and you could feel it by the way he spoke. Almost everything that he said was a good lesson to learn but one really stood out to me. At one point he said, “The mind thinks, the heart knows.” Now I have heard him talk about this last year but it did not resonate with me as much. He was discussing how you should stop thinking about everything so much and let your heart lead you.
This is not something I do very often. I am too much of a logical person and I am always thinking about everything. I do not even know if I know how to let me heart lead me or what that really means exactly. When I am faced with a decision I always look at the options, weigh out the results, and pick what I think is the best option. I feel like most people do. However, what if your heart real does know what the best option is? How do you start listening to it? This is what I am determined to figure out.
I am going to do my best to start listening to my heart when making decisions. I think it will be hard especially if my heart tells me to do something that my brain does not agree with but I will just have to shut my brain off. I will have to stop thinking and start listening. I probably will make some mistakes along the way and I may not like what my heart has to say but I need to at least try it. Seeing the passion and enthusiasm that Scott has for life makes me believe he knows something I do not. In reality though, I do know it because he told me: he lives his life with his heart. Now I just need to learn how to do that (I am going to start doing yoga on Fridays, maybe that will help).
Do you listen to your heart when you are faced with a decision, or are you like me and can’t get out of your heart? Maybe you should reconsider and next time you make a decision shut off your brain and listen to what your heart has to say. See how it works out for you and if you already listen to your heart, how do you do it?