What is your 6th sense? It’s that niggling feeling you get at the back of your neck. It gets stronger and stronger when you are in a situation, where you can’t decide between left and right. Some say that it’s a feeling you get before imminent danger. People feel different things in such situations, which they call their 6th sense.
The question is: how does your 6th sense help you put your life into perspective?
Making life altering decisions can be very stressful, especially when they revolve around your career.
Let’s have a look at a hypothetical situation:
Mark is a creative manager, working at a digital firm. Along with his team, he is just a few days away from delivering a sales and advertising pitch to a huge client. Mark has been working on the presentation for a week now, day and night. All his thoughts revolve around how he would impress the clients and if there are any loopholes he should be worried about. The day before the pitch, he gets sick. All that stress from trying to make sure that everything was in order finally got to him. He decides to pack all the things at night, so in the morning he would only have to grab his briefcase.
Lying in bed, he once again goes over the plan in his head. Before falling asleep, he has this gut feeling that he is missing something. He can’t quite put his finger on it but something is bothering him. As sleep takes over, he forgets about it.
The day of the meeting arrives and he rushes to the office. As the client makes his way to the boardroom, Mark waits outside anxiously, making sure that the presentation is in the USB. Gathering the portfolios, he realises that he forgot his sales pitch cards at home. Panicking, he tries to stall for the meeting but the boss is having none of it. He takes a few breaths and decides to wing it. Turns out; his spontaneous speech worked way better because it didn’t look rehearsed.
Your inner guidance voice is your protector that tries to tell you something from time to time. When it comes to your career, your 6th sense is what shows you how important a decision is.
Following a path that makes you feel good about what you are doing, will surely drive you towards success. Don’t we always say that you should do the one thing you feel passionate about? When life throws you a curveball, all you need to do is stop and think about what’s best for you.
This is where a life coach comes in to put things into perspective. Often people mistake a life coach with an advisor. A life coach does not help you strategise your plans or work with you on a project. They are there to give you the boost you need when you feel stuck in a rut in your professional and personal life. That block sitting on your chest preventing you from achieving further success can be only removed by a life coach.
Your 6th sense says that rather than waiting for the moment to play out, you should act right there and then. Don’t run yourself ragged by obsessing over what your mind and heart are telling you, rather close your eyes and accept what you are feeling. The more you open your other senses to that feeling, the clearer you will be able to listen.