Why You Should Trust Your Instincts (and When You Shouldn’t)

Your intuition is a force that not only has the ability to help you make instantaneous decisions but also protects you from harm. It can lead to a successful career or life decisions and give you peace of mind. Trusting your instincts can help you avoid making the wrong decision when faced with difficult choices. You should learn to trust your instincts and understand when it is best to ignore them. But how do you know which is which? Read on!

What is intuition and what is it good for?

The word intuition comes from the Latin word meaning “inner knowing.” We all have some degree of intuition, which is how we come to conclusions without conscious thought. Intuition develops as we learn more about ourselves and the world around us.

In fact, we use our intuitions on a daily basis. For example, when you see an unfamiliar object and feel that it’s dangerous, your intuition is telling you not to touch it because it could hurt you.  When you find yourself in a situation where someone asks for your cell phone and you get an uneasy feeling that they might want to steal your information or try to track your activities, you’ve been relying on intuition.

Intuition can protect us from harm and lead to a successful career or life decisions. It can also give us peace of mind when making difficult decisions. It has the power to show people what they should do in order to reach their goals even if they don’t know what those are yet.

When to trust your instincts

An instinct is a feeling of certainty about something. It’s that voice in the back of your head telling you to act on a certain impulse because it knows what to do. When you feel like something is right for you, or when you get that gut feeling, you should put your trust in it.

The first rule of thumb: If there are no good options and they’re all bad, then don’t make a decision at all. In this situation, always trust your instincts. Whenever there are clear-cut options with different consequences, though, your instinct might not be enough help.

You can use some helpful tips to figure out whether trusting your instincts will work to your advantage or disadvantage. If you’re unsure about which decision is best for you, ask yourself these questions:

1) Does the decision have long-term implications?

2) Will I regret my decision later if I choose option A over option B?

3) What am I more confident in – making this decision alone or seeking others’ opinions?

4) Am I making this choice out of obligation or do I feel a true desire to make it?

5) What is my gut telling me?

When to ignore your instincts

If you’re in a situation where your instincts say one thing and your intellect says another, it’s best to listen to what your intelligence is telling you. It will be able to tell you if there is anything significant that may be causing this disconnection. If you’re feeling confident about a decision, but your brain is telling you something else, it’s time to consider the potential risks. You might need to make adjustments or revisit the decision at a later time.

Why it’s hard to understand when to trust your intuition

It can be difficult to determine when you should trust your intuition and when you shouldn’t. It is especially difficult because it is not often the case that intuition tells us something we want to hear. Sometimes it is our intuition guiding us away from a decision and other times it’s guiding us to make a decision we would rather not.


Intuition has become a hot topic in recent years. Intuition is a powerful tool that can help you make decisions with more certainty, but it can also be a tricky one to understand.

You may have heard of the phrase “gut feeling.” This feeling is what we call intuition. People often claim that they are “in their gut” or “have a gut instinct” when they have a strong feeling about something. It can be difficult to understand whether intuition is telling you to trust or ignore something. I hope this article has helped you to better understand your intuition and when it’s appropriate to listen to it.

If you’re still not sure what your intuition is telling you, join the community and see what others do in similar situations.

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