How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?
Most of my decisions are thought through but there will be the ones that I do by listening to my gut. When I was younger, ofcourse I went with my gut feeling most of the time. That’s how a lot of people tend to be and do when they are young. You wear your heart on your sleeve and hence mostly go by gut feelings and jump into things not having thought it through. And then if you are not lucky you will have to bear the consequences. That’s the same way that I was and even in my adulthood or post late 20s I still do occasionally go by my gut feeling since I have come to rely upon them from time to time.
However as I have gotten older I’ve come to the conclusion that for a lot of important stuff you must think it through. If your heart is saying something and your mind is saying the same thing – then by all means go for it. If your gut says go but your brain says no – there could be something wrong. Maybe it’s not worth it or maybe you need to think it over, ensure that this is a wise choice. Perhaps it is fear but it is better to think twice and not repent later.
So I listen to my gut and I rely on it but for 90% of things I will think it over and reason with myself first!
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