Making decisions is a daily preoccupation of every entrepreneur. Day in and day out, you make choices and decisions that affect and impact your business. This is one of the toughest part of being an entrepreneur, as you want to make sure that you make the “right” decision — a decision that you hope will move your vision forward and attain your business objectives.
To make decisions, you look at various factors, including the present economic condition, market competition, your own strengths and weaknesses, availability of resources including financial, among other things.
But successful entrepreneurs, from business tycoons to small business owners, add a critical factor in their decision making: they trust their guts.
Donald Trump once said:
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
Terry Shaffer, Owner of Summit Lawn & Landscape and KC Elite Contractors Group said in an interview with Lawn and Landscape Magazine said:
“Go with your gut. It sounds risky and is almost a “gamble,” but I have always used this as a part of any decision I have made in the past. I don’t know how many times i have looked back and gone, ‘Man, I had a feeling I should have done that.’
It is important to believe in your intuition. Even when everything seems to be going right, if your guts is telling you to go in a different direction, listen to it. Don’t ignore that nagging feeling.
As Oprah once said: “Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.”
For tips on how to trust your guts, read the article Trusting Your Gut: How to Succeed Using Your Instincts