Three main lessons about following your instincts.
by T.D. Jakes
UNDERSTANDING WHO YOU ARE
To get to the core of who you are, you need to understand what you are. Think about this: giraffes eat from the top of a tree and turtles eat from the bottom. Neither is better than the other, but they don’t relate. A giraffe can’t explain to a turtle their worldview. The point is to eat on your level. If you’re a giraffe, be that. If you’re a turtle or a bear or a mountain lion, be that.
FINDING PEOPLE IN YOUR RHYTHM
In order to get to your instincts, you have to surround yourself with people who believe in those same instincts. Find people in your rhythm. People who honor your inner core. We choose our relationships. Too many people try to change their inner core to adapt to someone else. That’s not honoring your instinct.
LEVERAGING YOUR INSTINCT
Once you follow your instinct, you’ll realize how much more you can utilize it versus learned traits. Start focusing on those natural gifts – the DNA of who you are – when you focus on your instincts, you’ll discover they can lift more than anything else.