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Friday, November 19, 2004

In The Gut

When anybody asks my advice, the very first question I ask them is "What does your gut tell you?"
Call it intuition, call it instinct, call it the subconscious mind picking up signals the conscious mind doesn't, but your gut knows what you should do ( or shouldn't do)-- even if you don't.
Your guts not just there to tell you when you're hungry.
Someone you barely know asks to borrow $100 until they get paid next Friday. What should you do?
Ask your gut and it'll tell you no way, you'll never see your money again. .
Many of the mistakes I've made in my life could have been easily avoided if I would just have listened to what my gut was trying to tell me.
So listen.

But, when listening to your gut, be careful NOT to listen to The Demon. The Demon is "the little voice in your head" - the self-destructive part of all of us that's just waiting to lead us into ruin.
Alcoholics who have fallen off the wagon know all about The Demon. They've heard him. He's that little voice that said to them, Go on. One little drink won't hurt you. Have one! Go ahead, you know you want to.
People who have lost all their money gambling have heard The Demon too.
Go ahead, risk it all on one throw of the dice! If you win, you'll be rich!
There's a demon (by which I mean a self-destructive part of our own personalities, not a supernatural entity) inside all of us.
Don't listen to him.

Anyway, that's my advice for the day.
Have a good one.