May you always trust your gut

By · Thursday, May 21st, 2015

stock-photo-44980974-may-2015-calendarMAY you …

For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “

Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later

This wish is one you must personalize. First you must know yourself. Know your comfort level. Know what makes you uncomfortable.

May you always trust your gut.

Your gut tells you when something is off, isn’t right, could be wrong. It’s that inner instinct that lets you know you need to pay attention. Right now.

When your gut is speaking, listen to it. Act on it. Ask. Research. Check. Check again. And again. Confirm. Verify. Don’t accept “coincidence” as a plausible explanation. It usually isn’t.

As interns keep training at the Dow Jones News Fund sites around the country this week — as I did years ago — they most certainly are getting to know themselves and are learning to trust their instincts. Once you are one with your inner self, you cannot shake it. And, really, that’s exactly what you don’t want to do.

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