Foolish Thoughts #9: Going with your gut!
Updated: Nov 15, 2019
At ATD2019, the keynote speaker was Oprah Winfrey. She talked about a number of things, but one of them was relying on your instinct or "your gut feelings." For her, when she has relied on her gut feelings, it has served her well and not gotten her into trouble. When she has ignored it, trouble is the result.
To be honest, it is the same for me. When my gut tells me that something is not right, it usually is, and when I do not listen, I get into trouble. Most of the times, the consequences have been minor, but in one, it was a total disaster for me. Therefore, it is important for you to learn how to get "in-tune" with your gut feeling.
This concept is not not new and has been around for centuries. In his book How We Decide, Jonah Leher describes this concept in depth, in his chapter entitled, "Choking on Thought." If you have not had the opportunity to read it, you may wish to pick up a copy at your local library.