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Listen to your heart not your head
In Disney’s latest Tinker Bell release Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast, my daughter’s favorite fairy, Fawn, tells herself to “Listen to your head. Heart gets you in trouble, head is your friend.”
Bad advice. And thankfully, advice she didn’t heed.
The head is full of fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). If you listen to your head, chances are you’ll let your own negativity bring you down. Don’t listen to the fear-filled inner voice that tries to keep you from sharing your vision. FUD is born of the mind, nurtured and fed by the mind and is given power by your mind.
The heart on the other hand is full of passion, hope, and love. Listen to your heart not your head.
Head’s don’t set visions, hearts do.
Follow your head and you’ll figure out all the reasons your can’t make your vision come true.
Follow your heart and you’ll change the world.
The heart is not so easily changed, but the head can be persuaded.
No wonder I love movies!
The head can be persuaded. It can be coerced. Pressured. Even bamboozled (I love getting that word in).
But the heart is different. The heart is not so easily changed. There’s a lot of emotion involved when you talk to the heart. There’s possibly baggage, fear, and doubt. You can’t change a heart with logic. You can’t sway it with rhetoric or data. The good news is that if you win the heart over, it will be as hard to change it away from your cause.
Yes, this is about your vision.
When you share your vision don’t bother with trying to persuade the head, go straight to the heart. It’s why your vision requires you to have passion. It’s the heart you want to win over.
Remember, your vision will change the world. Start by changing one heart at a time.