Underestimate your gut instincts and you very well may fail. Facts and logic fill life and no one can escape from them.
They (facts and logic) are invaluable, but sometimes gut instinct holds more value.
- Gut Instinct. It's the feeling of a situation. It's caused by experience, warnings, and general perception.
- Its Value. It's meant to begin when facts fail, when you're improvising, when look and feel matter more. It's, therefore, useful in judging personalities, determining good art, and such.
- How You Can Use It to Succeed. Your gut feeling isn't a fluke. You must cultivate it. Analyze every experience, the feeling around the action to occur, product to be sold, or person with whom you speak. Afterwards, find out how well the action, product, or person fared. Knowledge of this will help you gauge, only based on experience, the outcome of each situation.
You may not have any taste (choosing good clothing, food, or art), but study what experts in those fields (for food famous chefs, for clothing famous designers, for art famous painters) think makes products in those fields good. Must the food have a certain zest? Must the clothing have a specific design? Must the art be painted with a distinct brush?
Research, research, research. You must balance off your gut instinct with statistical research. What were the sales of that clothing line? How much did this dish sell? What type of people bought it?
All these actions come together, forming your gut instinct, combined with experience and research. To learn more about this and related topics, visit the Self-Improvement and Productivity sections of our blog.
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