Trust your gut

“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before

your head has figured it out.”

— Michael Burke

 How do we compile and sort through the millions of bits of information required to make a decision in our fast paced world?

Sometimes the decision seems simple, such as chocolate or vanilla ice cream. Other times you’re working to pick the right computer system for the company which usually requires more thought, analysis and consideration.

Our conscious mind is the ultimate decision maker and it can become a clog point because it can only process 3 or 4 things at a time. The unconscious mind can process millions of bits of information almost at once.

An example of this processing is when we are working on a problem and before we go to bed we don’t have the answer. The next day when we’re in the shower the answer just pops into your head.

Is this intuition? Is it your gut speaking to you?

Think of it this way: Your unconscious expresses its decisions to the conscious mind often in the form of emotions. The unconscious decision is based on your values, the results you want, and the new data given to it during to process.

Maybe this is where that age old expression, “trust you gut” comes from.

It’s estimated that 95% of our buying decision are emotional.

So, pay attention to your guts when making a decision.

Action Step: Throughout your day notice the decisions you make from a logical, rational mind.

Then, observe the decision you’re making spontaneously without the noticeable mental thought process.

What did you learn?

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