“How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?”
Excerpt From: The Editors, WordPress.com. “365 Days of Writing Prompts.” iBooks.
I do believe in instincts. That’s why I usually recommend to trust your gut. And it turns out that certain instincts are true… most of the time. I mean, it’s okay not to be perfect. You can never actually predict anything one hundred percent of the time.
(If you can, contact me. I have a lot of questions about career and life. 😉)
So when I do make decisions, and especially if those decisions involve going beyond logic, I do trust my instincts. I feel like trusting my instincts will lead to fewer regrets than trusting reasons.
Reasoning, for the most part, seems to be an act of making excuses. And I don’t like excuses. I like going beyond excuses.
Instinct, on the other hand, is something unexplainable. And there’s just something about unexplainable things that make them so damn sexy! It’s like being attracted to someone. You can’t explain why you like that person when they’re not the prettiest or the most handsome of all. You just can’t shake off that feeling of attraction.
Instincts are sexy. And I’m not saying you should make decisions that make you feel sexy. But at least make decisions that you feel in your gut is good for you. They’re rarely wrong. And if you feel they are wrong but do it anyway, then that’s just not cool. That’s not your instinct anymore. That’s just you being stupid because who does things even when they know it’s wrong?
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