Tuesday, November 29, 2011

go with your first instinct.

I'd be so much better off if I could just stick with my natural reaction to things. Most of the time, my gut has initially made the right choice. But then I start over-thinking and second guessing myself...and that's when I start to make bad choices. That's the story of my life. When my gut pipes up, I need to listen. And when I listen, I need to stick with what it said. I need to stop changing my mind. 

But it's like I don't want to miss out on an opportunity, so I try everything. But what I need to do is act more often on my first instinct and just stick it out, because every time I do the opposite, I'm the one who is metaphorically screwed. (Helloooo, crap-fest that was my last breakup/make up/everything going to Hell.)

There's all these different options: do you follow your head, your heart, your gut? I'm not really sure. But if I had to listen to one and only one, I'd listen to the one that made its decision first. It's just like in school when they tell you to stick with your original answer on a test. Why? Because you're usually right. And after making so many mistakes, I'd like to be right on the first try for once.


Stephanie said...

I've had a lot of times where I had a gut instinct to do something, and then my overthinking brain talked me out of it and I totally made the wrong decision. (Does that make sense?) : ) Go with your gut. I'm learning to do that more and more.

Grace D. said...

Maybe there is a way to listen to all three. If you listen to your head only (something I tend to do) and disregard what the heart or gut are saying, you aren't getting all the input. Try listening to what each part of you is saying --and then its up to you to figure out which one to go with -- or maybe there is a way to move forward using all three. That's wisdom in the making.


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