Cheval John trusted his gut instead of following the traditional route to success, and it worked.
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.” ~ Steve Jobs
I have to fully agree with Mr. Jobs because I have seen how trusting my gut has led to me being an author, podcaster, blogger and freelance writer.
My goal was to work in business after college.
Normally the logical step would be to get a business degree.
I did not go that route.
Instead, I became a Spanish major because I was interested in learning the language.
I had a strong feeling that getting a language degree was going to help me achieve my goals of working in business.
What was ironic is that I learned about the essentials of business through a Spanish for Business class in my senior year.
The professor, who was a former executive, explained about how networking helps a person or a business to succeed.
After hearing about networking, I immediately joined a couple of on-campus organizations.
It was through one of those organizations that I found out about the on-campus television station needing volunteers for the Spanish news.
“Working” at the campus television station led to “working” for the on-campus “public relations firm,” for the radio station and for the school newspaper while I spent a year as a “graduate student.”
As for the school newspaper, I started out as blogger which I was simultaneously blogging for them and for myself.
After I took an “indefinitely leave” from graduate school, I converted the blog into my own media company and from there, started a podcast, was a freelance sports journalist for the Huntsville Item and wrote two books.
I really believe that if I had not followed my intuition with pursuing my Spanish degree, I would not have had the opportunity to gain that valuable work experience in the media industry.
That is why it’s important to always follow your intuition even if it does not make sense at the moment because it will lead you to fulfilling your career goals.
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