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The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.
-- Henry Ford
 

 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Going with what you feel

Sometimes what you’re about to do just feels right, in a way you are sure of but cannot explain. Pay attention to that feeling, for in it is wisdom accumulated through all your experience.

Other times, what you’re doing feels wrong, not for any particular reason but just because. That is an almost certain indication it is not right for you.

Reason and logic provide valuable guidance and reliably lead to magnificent achievements. Sometimes, though, it is best to step back from the purely reasonable and go with what you feel.

The best person to know when that is appropriate is you. At some level, you know how authentic, how honest, and how well advised your feelings are.

Though you may not even realize it, you are highly skilled at recognizing patterns. And many times you can feel those patterns much more clearly than you can articulate them.

Go forward based on objective reality, on reason and logic, on the facts available to you, but don’t go against your feelings. Go with what feels right, and make use of the wisdom within you that grows more profound with every experience.

— Ralph Marston

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