Trusting your instincts is received with mixed reviews. On the one hand, many people who changed the world acted on their guts and stepped out on a very high limb in order to succeed. On the other hand, people who are practical can sometimes exercise the most influence in crowds, because logic is frequently valued higher than “feelings.” Many a young creative artist has given up their dream in order to do what makes sense and follow in the very technical family business. So when do you trust instincts and when do your feelings run away with you?
Emotions are the litmus test. When you possess negative or even seemingly neutral emotions about something, your instincts (and your subjective memory) are being triggered and pulled around. This is why our parents are always able to “get to us.” They installed or know about many of the negative strings which they pull in you.
However, positive emotions can either act as your instinctive guides or as a signal to “go ahead” with your plans. That everything is okay and that you do not have to worry about it. Separately, positive and negative emotions are read quite easily. However, when positive memories are combined with negative emotions, or positive emotions are combined with negative life circumstances, the lines between instinct and confusion become quite blurred.
Fortunately, there is one more indicator for instincts.
The feeling in the pit of your stomach. Ah, yes, you remember when you were a child and you lied for the first time. The guilt, the shame, and the overwhelmingly black knot in your stomach all contributed to your later confession. Unfortunately, as we grow older, we learn to ignore this feeling, tighten our stomachs, and move on. Perhaps childhood can teach us a little bit more before we return to adulthood. Your stomach can be quite indicative of your positive and negative instincts concerning a person, place, or location. The author herself has escaped many harrowing accidents with people who were later found to be quite psychopathic through following the knots in her stomach.
As great as trusting your instincts is, it is also comforting to know that science can back up any bad feelings about potentially dangerous employees which you may have. For information on employee drug testing, call CMM Technology today: (+61) 1300 79 70 30.