Many scientific theories are attempts to explain things we already know. Especially about human beings.
We know gut instinct is a real thing. We know butterflies and lack of appetite and a sinking feeling are serious signals to be heeded. We know when a decision is wrong even when we can’t craft arguments for why.
Our gut is smarter than our ability to understand how or why it works.
It’s there for a reason. It might be your greatest asset. It certainly is in times of trouble or high-stakes decision.
Listen to it. Don’t abandon it. Stick with it. Be true to it.
If you don’t, you become double-minded and perpetually plagued by self-doubt, regret, justification, and confusion.
The gut doesn’t come in to play often. But when it’s telling you ‘no’, listen.