13 Days to Go: Turning 50! 50 GlowTips I’m sharing to Spread the Glow!
13 Days to go until I turn 50! So I’ve decided to share 50 GlowTips to Get Your Glow ON — one per day, in no particular order of importance and just as they come to me…
And here’s GlowTip 38: Don’t ignore the Red Flags — they’re redirecting you towards the Good Stuff!
Of course it would be fantastic if Life’s warning signs came with big, flashing lights! Well sometimes they do. But often it’s just a little voice inside of you that says, “Hey, something doesn’t feel right here”.
That’s the voice of your intuition giving you a heads up! It’s seen a red flag, and it’s checking in to look after you.
So I’ve learned not to ignore it, or to try to rationalise it. Because the times when I have, I’ve looked back only to see it was right all along.
I’ve learned the hard way! If someone or something doesn’t seem all that kosher from the start, then there’s more than a good chance that things will end up going pear-shaped. And if I’m not getting a good vibe, then I know that’s a red flag! It’s a reminder to make a different choice.
Admittedly, we often just don’t want to see the warning signs! Because they might be flashing over something we really want. But if we have seen them, and we ignore them and carry on in the hopes that it will all work out well in the end — we are only setting ourselves up for a rough time!
Life will always nudge us in the right direction, even when we’re not heeding the signs. If we’re not responsive to the gentle nudges, we’ll find ourselves pushed a little harder, and knocked some more, until we are forced to pay attention to what we need to see and do!
And after having been knocked down more than a few times — I’m looking out and I’m listening up!
I know what it’s like when things are going horribly wrong and you’re praying and wishing and hoping for signs to show you that it’s all going to work out and that it’s all going to be ok.
But often all the things that are going wrong are the signs we’ve been asking for!
They’re the signs that are telling us to take care: stop, turn around, make a better choice, try another way, this isn’t working — what part of NOT working do you not understand, pack it in, MOVE ON!
We just don’t see them because we’re to busy looking out for signs that it’s all going to be alright!
But no-one can find happiness on the road to misery! And we’ve got to pay attention to all the signs. Because the red flags are there to take care of us. They’re not hiding the signs that say Happiness. They’re the signs that remind us to proceed with caution or to stay away!
They’re there to re-direct us towards the Good Stuff. So here’s to appreciating the red flags and the heads up they offer us — to choose again, to Rock our Happiness and to Get our Glow ON!