follow (one's) heart

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follow (one's) heart

To do what one's feelings and/or intuition indicate is right. I know I was making a lot of money at that job, but it was so unfulfilling. In the end, I had to follow my heart and pursue a career as an actor.
See also: follow, heart
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follow one's heart

Fig. to act according to one's feelings; to obey one's sympathetic or compassionate inclinations. I couldn't decide what to do, so I just followed my heart. I trust that you will follow your heart in this matter.
See also: follow, heart
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Using real life examples from world leaders, rock stars, sports legends, and other notables, Robbie walks readers through his premise that our singular purpose in life is to be happy, and by having the courage to follow our heart and change slowly, we can fulfill our greatest goals, dreams and desires.