Go with your gut!
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” - Albert Einstein
Can you think of a time you had a strong sense of intuition or a gut feeling that led you to make a right decision in a sticky situation?
According to Sophy Burnham’s book “Art of Intuition” this type of decision making accesses a completely different operating system from one that relies on thought, logic or analysis. Research has shown that ultimately, following your intuition typically leads to a better outcome to acting on logic or reason.
The first, more intuitive system provides signals from the right brain to help the individual act based on a large storage of memorized information at a subconscious level. What comes from this subconscious negotiation is all sorts of information that may not be accessible to a person on a surface level. Where research or second opinions provide valuable insight and shouldn’t be ignored, intuition is actually your mind doing all the work for you, based on complex experiences, memories and bodily sensations that can’t be found in books or from outside sources!
In other words, when in doubt, GO WITH YOUR GUT!