by Lorea M. Sample | Featured Contributor
You know where you want to go….you do. We all do. You want to go, There. This place called There exists for each of us. We don’t know what the name of “There” is but we know it when we see it, we know it when we feel it. We know when we’re….well… There. Can we agree that what I just said is not an issue? Great! The challenge day in and day out is, “How do I get to this place called, There?”. No fear, no worries, because, yes, we all have a Guide. Our Guide is always leading us to There step by step, yet we seem to think that we know better and just mess the whole shebang up with detours, scenic routes and missed flights and connections. Yes, I’m putting the onus on US!
Our Emotional Compass is powerful! It’s only one of our Guides that I’m focusing on in this chit chat. It’s so powerful that if we haven’t learned how to wield the strength of our instrument we can literally be pulled in multiple directions and go absolutely nowhere, FAST! We can be pulled up Nicely for some Northern exposure, but stretched out Stressfully South, tugged Worriedly to the West and simultaneously pushed Eagerly to the East. That looks crazy but unfortunately it’s where some of us are in our daily lives as we strive to arrive at the place called, There.
NERD ALERT!: I’m about to talk a little physics but don’t worry, I’m fluent in laymen’s terms:) The Earth is a magnet and has a magnetic field. Compasses have magnets with a needled point that is always attracted to the Earth’s magnetic North Pole, so as long as the compass is functioning properly, it’ll always point to where due North is because of the Earth’s internal functionality as a magnet. That wasn’t too bad, was it? Cool-to-tha-beans!
Well, it’s the same with our Emotional Compass, you naturally and subconsciously know where you want to go in life; your intuition knows how to get you There. As women, we emote with the efficiency of Bruce Lee with nunchucks fighting off five guards while simultaneously bustin’ prisoners out of jail!……what, you’ve never seen Enter the Dragon?! TOTAL. GAME. CHANGER….but I digress. You’ve been gifted with a knowing when things are wrong, when things are right, when you’re going in the wrong direction and when you’re headed in the right direction. Your “compass” is constantly attracting/attracted to what you need and the ordered steps of your journey. You have to learn to trust your Emotional Compass.
Emotions are gifted to us, but some of us get in our feelings instead of seeing them as data points that when examined, help us to course correct and “ease on down the road”. That uneasiness you feel about your current business branding that you’ve had for only a year, that “ughh” feeling you get when you see that number come across your cell phone or that excitement you feel when preparation has met opportunity? You’ve got it, Girl! Let the emotional data lead the way instead of pulling you in multiple directions that lead you nowhere.
I’m on my way There, too, ya know. You can find me on the corner of Empowerment Ave and Implementation Blvd before I cross the street to Destiny Dr. Enjoy the journey and remember to keep your “compass” properly calibrated; as long as you do that, sooner or later, you’ll get There….
Lorea M. Sample: The 411?: Grew up in Philadelphia, PA and now reside in Columbia, SC. In 2001 by a miracle, but mainly perseverance, I graduated from Clemson University and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. By day I’m an Engineer with a 10+ year career in Environmental Engineering BUT by PURPOSE I’m a Speaker & Entrepreneur in the Business of Worthiness with the mission to empower women of influence to get unstuck and accomplish more in life by UNlearning UNworthinessTM. A lot of things are learned but I help women live the UNlearned LifeTM through Speaking, Coaching, Events & Storytelling. I love kickboxing training (I’m dangerous!), running (well, kinda like jogging-walking-jogging), crocheting, participating in my local church and playing with my puppy-child, Alex, my adorable 5 year old yorkie-poo! If you wanna see how I roll on the regular, check me out on: