5 thoughts on “Why you should trust your gut. Always.”

  1. Yes. I agree with you. I don’t know how many times I regretted “not going with my gut” on decisions that have come back to haunt.}

  2. So your advice to fellow entrepreneurs is that their best course of action is just following their gut. Never taking the time to analyze issues, never actually giving decisions some thought.
    Hey, and you’ve even got three anecdotes to back that up!
    Well, I had a gut reaction to your wonderful advice, but having given it some thought, I’ve decided to tone it down a bit…}

  3. Elad, that’s a tad unfair.
    His advice is that the best course of action, when the analytical process doesnt quickly bring you to a clear decision, is to go with your gut. You don’t have to agree, of course, but why don’t you counter this, then, by offering the community a piece of advice of your own? How do you handle those situations where the right choice isn’t always clear?}

  4. I’m sorry Carleen, but the part about the analytical process not resulting in a clear decision is your own interpretation – it is nowhere to be found in the text. The text says: “Trust your gut. Always. You will be more decisive and make better decisions consistently” and that was just a bit too much for me to bear.
    As for my own advice, unfortunately I have no pearls of wisdom to offer that are anything but the obvious “think before you act”. And in any case, I don’t consider myself wise enough to offer advice to others.}

  5. Elad,
    Your interpretation may be just a bit too literal. The point of Ben’s piece is to NOT trust you gut ONLY. It is trust your gut ALWAYS. Nowhere in the story does Ben say stop thinking. In fact he says:
    “follow your gut feeling. It is summing up the best option based on everything you know…”
    EVERYTHING you know …

    Meanwhile, when you do feel you’ve acquired some wisdom of your own, and are brave enough to share it, Found|READERs would love to hear from you again.
    Best, Carleen}

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