used in reference to a feeling or reaction based on an instinctive emotional response rather than considered thought.
personal courage and determination; toughness of character.
Why are guts so important? Firstly, if you don't have guts(courage) to step outside your comfort zone and reach for extraordinary circumstances, then chances are...nothing extraordinary will happen to you. Secondly, if you don't listen to your gut(instincts) you will likely stray from whatever situation, person, lifestyle, career, experience is most optimal for YOU. Allow me to further explain...
Sometimes, dreams are scary and overwhelming. Not because they are dumb ideas or wrong to want, but because it may seem too massive or impossible to achieve. You may not know even the first step to take towards reaching your dreams and goals, yet that should NEVER stop you from trying! It takes guts to put your current situation which is probably decent or at the very least comfortable and familiar to you, and shake everything up for bigger or better things that you are not familiar with. Even something like going to the gym to use the free weights instead of running the treadmill might be out of your comfort zone because you've never used them or feel intimidated by all the gym regulars. Imagine what you are holding yourself back from out of fear...AKA the opposite of having guts.
Your instincts are your one and only super power on this earth that God has blessed us all with. It's not the same as common sense though...that topic we can touch on another day. The way I see it, our gut is what links our hearts and minds. When you are doing something that feels inharmonious, whether you are "right" or not, it doesn't matter. This is because YOUR gut instinct is very exclusively yours and no one can tell you whether what your gut tells you is right or not. It is up to you to understand what message it is sending you and act on it.
It's when a little kid is at the grocery store and a stranger comes up to them to try to entice them with a treat and now the kid has a weird, sickly feeling that they need to run to their mom-and fast! It's when you're driving on your way to work and you're not sure why but the job-post you saw in search of a dance teacher has been on your mind since you found it a few days ago. Your instinct is in tune with the life you want whether you know you want it or not. It's painted on the unique path that is most favorable to each one of us even though we might not know where that path leads. That's why listening to our gut is SO important and necessary if we want to live our best lives. Buenas noches mi gente! Till next time, Xoxo
I leave this as well for some thought... when you make a decision whether big or small, and you feel a weight lifted accompanied by a feeling of complete peace...that is the universe agreeing with your choice. Congratulations, you have successfully listened to your instincts :)
Fact: Strangely, I LOVE the beach but I'm terrified of deep water!