Your path is unique and different and special. Just like you! So checking in with your intuitive knowledge about who you are and what you really desire is essential to let go of others opinions. Because then you'll always have a connection with your truth!
Intuition is like a muscle; it helps to work it out every day. Below is my daily intuition workout -- four times every day I check in to build my muscles of intuition. Give this workout a shot and let me know (in the comments) how it goes for you.
Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.
There are moments in life where change is thrust upon you, pushing and stretching you beyond your known world. At other times, you decide to make a change because you want something different or because the status quo feels hollow and you know there is more.
Your inner voice that tells you that you can accomplish something is a positive and healthy one. The more you listen to it and trust it, the more likely you will be successful at whatever you're attempting to do.
Intuition offers a direct line to your life force, and also, as I experience it, to a divine intelligence. We can't afford to remain deaf to intuition's messages. Its expertise is energy; its job is to know every nuance of what makes you tick.
Guidance comes through when you're willing to let go of your attachment to "the answer" and willing to live in the question of what it is you want to create. You must be willing to release your expectations of life. There is no "trying" in receiving guidance. It is an act of surrender.