May you trust your gut — and act on it

By · Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

not teaching,
still THINKING …

Our top-of-mind advice today — that you always trust your gut — is something you will need to personalize.

First you must know yourself. Know your comfort level. Know what makes you uncomfortable.

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 you get to know yourself, you are learning to trust your 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.

This encore post is a modified version of a post originally published in May 2015 about an issue that is still important and relevant today.

(These two profs are no longer teaching at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, but we are still thinking.)

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