03 Dec '11, 5pm
5 Gut Instincts You Shouldn’t Ignore
By Courtney Helgoe, Experience Life The quirky urge. A funny tingle. That little voice in your head. These are your gut feelings talking. But what are they telling you, and should you listen? Here’s how to make the most of your own innate wisdom . Most of us have experienced the sense of knowing things before we know them, even if we cant explain how. You hesitate at a green light and miss getting hit by a speeding truck. You decide on a whim to break your no-blind-dates policy and wind up meeting your life partner. You have a hunch that you should invest in a little online startup and it becomes Google. If only you could tap into those insights more often, right? Turns out you can, especially if you learn to identify which signals to focus on whether theyre sweaty palms, a funny feeling in your stomach, or a sudden and inexplicable certainty that something is up.