This was a good “Two-Minute Tune-Up” for me today. I hope it is entertaining and practical for you too.
In my personal and professional life, I have observed a pattern with regard to how decisions are made…anatomically.
Starting with the Southern part of our body and heading North…
- Especially in the heat of the moment, the “knee jerk reaction” is very common. This technique employs minimal insight and information when responding to a given situation.
- From there, we may opt to the more sophisticated “seat of the pants” approach, where we use our limited personal experience and judgment to come to a conclusion without considering procedures, planning, or other available technology or input.
- Then, we may advance North to “gut feeling.” At this stage, we utilize intuition, both our own and that of others, coupled with additional data in order to come to a conclusion on how we believe things will turn out.
- Improving upon this practice, we might continue upward to “listen to our heart,” wherein we now allow our deepest emotional inclinations to have a stake…
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