4 Things That Will Help You ‘Trust Your Gut’ in Decisions’

I think we all have at one time or another,  went against our ‘gut instincts’ on a decision we had to make and ended up regretting what we did knowing we should have trusted our gut!  Think about a time when that occurred for you. What was that circumstance and what made you go against what your heart and mind was telling you to do?

Throughout our life, we will have to tackle some tough decisions. Some examples are the following:

  • Should I leave the job I am currently at?
  • Do I leave this relationship I am in?
  • Shall I go forward with this business deal?
  • Should I partner with this person?

Those are just a few examples of decisions we might need to make at one time or another.  Making decisions can be tough, because of the unknown; things we can’t predict. But it’s so important to be confident in ourselves, believing we can make the best decision for ourselves.

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But before making that final decision, if you want to feel more confident, consider these 4 things:

4 Things That Will Help You ‘Trust Your Gut’ in Decisions

  1. Clearly and Objectively Assess Exactly What The Options Are – Often when we are faced with a tough decision,Decisions 2 we think there are only a few options. Before making your decision, take a step back and really explore on your own or with a mentor or coach what all the options are. Ensure that you have looked at everything.
  2. List The “Pros and Cons” of Each Option – Now that you have recognized all the options, go through this simple but powerful exercise. List out the positive things and potential negative things of each option. Getting really clear and laser focused is what is going to build up that confidence on whether the right decision is being made.
  3. Figure Out Which Option Aligns Most With Your Values – For long term happiness and success, we definitely want to make sure that our decision aligns with our long term plans and with our values. If the decision aligns with these, it is a great sign that we should go for it.
  4. Decide if You Can Truly Own The Decision – After making a choice, decide if you can really embrace and own it. If it ends up being “right decision,” celebrate the path you have taken. If it ends up being the wrong one, recognize that you made the very best decision based on the information you had at the time.
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We all have big decisions we need to make in life.  It helps to be really confident and trust ourselves. The 4 things above can assist with that confidence. I would love to hear which of the 4 things most resonate with you or if you have other things to add.  I  can’t wait to hear from you!

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2017-05-07T15:22:35-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|12 Comments


  1. Dale M Fagre March 17, 2016 at 6:36 am - Reply

    Good morning Cynthia, and another great blog! I instinctively use my “gut feel” on a regular basis whether it is assessing individuals or even in some strategic business decisions where there are no clear lines. I agree with you when you say we must “trust our gut instincts”.

    • SmartChic March 17, 2016 at 6:50 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Dale. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your wisdom! I always have used my gut instincts for decisions in life and they have been pretty right on. Have a fantastic day my great friend!

  2. Dave Moore March 17, 2016 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Great article Cynthia.
    Some use their gut. Some call it intuition. Some call them good or bad vibes.
    Whatever it really is, it is Energy…and energy never lies, it just ‘is’.
    Excellent my friend

    • SmartChic March 17, 2016 at 7:04 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Dave for your comment. I always appreciate your great wisdom. Thanks for being an awesome leader and friend!

  3. Lilly March 17, 2016 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Hi Cynthia
    Thanks for the article, just gave me confirmation on a big decision I have to make, going to trust my gut on this one! My values are definitely aligned with my future plans.

    • SmartChic March 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      I am so glad you enjoyed this article Lilly! I am so glad that your values are aligned with your future plans!

  4. Dayanna Valenciano March 18, 2016 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Great article Cynthia! Our “gut feelings” never failed when we truly listen within and follow the energy flow 🙂

    • SmartChic March 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm - Reply

      So glad you enjoyed this article Dayanna! Wishing you an amazing day!

  5. Susan Irby March 19, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

    Trusting our gut feelings often seems the hardest thing to do but making a snap, quick decision seems so easy. Thanks for sharing this, Cynthia. Something we all need to post on our refrigerator as a reminder.

    • SmartChic March 20, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Susan! I really appreciate your feedback my friend!

  6. Alli Polin March 21, 2016 at 5:02 am - Reply

    It can be really hard for people to get out of their heads and listen to their gut. Great path forward here! Will share!

    ~ Alli

  7. Chery Gegelman April 7, 2016 at 2:53 am - Reply

    I agree with you 100%!

    I deeply believe that our gut recognizes truth before our brains do. And can list personal examples where my gut told me something that didn’t seem logical. The more I used logic to argue with that gut feeling the more my gut reacted. And my gut just keeps proving to be trustworthy.

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