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In my other work as a self-defense instructor, I have taught the importance of listening to one’s gut instincts.
If anyone tells you that you’re too old to be an entrepreneur or that you have the wrong background, don’t listen to them. Go with your gut instincts and pursue your passions.
True confession time: I never know where a book is going. I get a gut feeling the story is there, then pursue it with the enthusiasm of a hunting tiger on a trail. If I knew where I was going, I’d get bored out of my mind and stop writing.
I always have issues with trust. I’m a New Yorker… Really, I think trust is something that comes from the gut. And I think you have to – it’s probably the worst advice to give people – but I think you gotta trust people from your gut.
I did get bullied and I did get picked on and I did have that feeling in my gut of being incredibly self-conscious. I naturally gravitated towards my elders because I didn’t know how to speak or be present with my peers.
In entertainment, zombies are so played out. I have a gut sense that people are getting tired of apocalyptic scenarios.
That’s a very nice compliment, for somebody to be described as having grit, having some gravel in the gut.
All gut strings. That’s just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it’s the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it.
So, when I saw Congressman Bishop smiling at the White House after voting to gut protections for pre-existing conditions, something inside me broke.
I’m a firm believer in your gut being undefeated.
Make sure that you always follow your heart and your gut, and let yourself be who you want to be, and who you know you are. And don’t let anyone steal your joy.
I act with my gut instincts.
When it comes to assessing the chances of some complicated combination of events, gut feelings are pretty much useless.
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.
You have to be just as mistrustful of straightforward rationality in business as you do of a uniquely gut approach.
You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You’ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don’t feel it, nothing will happen.
The diet is a twisted, noxious thing, all tortured abstinence and short-term fraud. I speak from bitter experience. As a restaurant critic, I eat to live and live to eat. And having a toxic aversion to exercise, there is little to prevent the inevitable bulging of my gut. Hence the need for the occasional diet.
Politics is gut; commercials are gut.
I always trust my gut reaction; it’s always right.
In the tech world, you can reel off great products in several ways. You can have the once-in-a-lifetime gut instincts of a Steve Jobs. You can have the brainiac coding skills of a Bill Gates, Larry Page, or Sergey Brin. Or, I learned, you can have the deep intellectual curiosity and stubbornness of a Jeff Bezos.
When you’re an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there’s a third aspect: What you feel in your gut.
It’s a conscious decision to keep trying to do something new, to do things that excite me from my gut.
I make movies based on gut.
I know at the beginning of our careers, my wife and I were gut wrenchingly competitive.
To the new ‘Apprentice‘ candidates I would say to follow your gut instincts, be yourself and get ready to work hard for the next few months. Oh, and try to have some fun!
You hear again and again that audiences want to see movies that are different, and critics say we make the same thing again and again in Hollywood, then you go and make something different, and you get kicked in the gut for it.
We knew in our gut that History needed to be more than a timeline.
You have to master not only the art of listening to your head, you must also master listening to your heart and listening to your gut.
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I’ll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
The first boss to give me a shot on-air left the station not long after I started reporting. The next boss fired me, and told me I was the worst person he’d ever seen on TV and that I would never make it. That felt like being punched in the gut repeatedly! But I pulled myself together and kept fighting for my dream.
I want to rely on my gut feeling. Isn’t that what made great race drivers in the end?
I think your first gut feeling is the correct feeling.
For a while, I thought I would maybe be a writer. But with music, I was such a nerd; I was really obsessive about it. The problem was I couldn’t really sing. I think one day I sang from a different part of my body, from my gut for the first time, and I was like, ‘Oh! That’s how you’re supposed to do it.’
I’d love to do films, but I’d feel bad in my gut if I did anything just for the money. I want to wait for something I’m really passionate about, even if I don’t work for a year.
I was in college in Washington, D.C. I did three years full-time. I did all my requirements, and my senior year was really a gut year. And I said, ‘Law school will always be there.’ I was in no hurry to get right into that.
I’ve never made a move that I didn’t feel was right in my gut.
I followed my gut and my subconscious told me the kind of music I wanted to create. But it wasn’t easy.
I’m just a risk taker. I have gut instincts.
The thing I live by is: trust your gut.
I never know if a song’s going to be popular so I don’t select them with that in mind. All I can do is follow my heart and my gut and go for songs that make me feel great.
I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn’t fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.
When you feel a connection, a gut connection, a heart connection, it’s a very special thing. What’s familiar to everyone is watching people falling in love; it doesn’t happen on screen that often. People fall in lust, then they’re suddenly together.
The only time I waste is time I spend doing something that, in my gut, I know I shouldn’t. If I choose to spend time playing video games or sleeping in, then it’s time well spent, because I chose to do it. I did it for a reason – to relax, to decompress or to feel good, and that was what I wanted to do.
People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life.
Most entrepreneurs are very gut driven – they have to be because the odds and data are often stacked against them. If your gut says something is the right thing to do, then do it.
Statistics rarely drive me. Feelings, intuition, and gut instinct do.
I can only go with my gut and say what I would like to do, and then my producer comes in and makes it happen.
Trust your gut.
Stanley Kubrick went with his gut feeling: he directed ‘Dr. Strangelove’ as a black comedy. The film is routinely described as a masterpiece.
My gut has never let me down.
I had played sports all my life, and I thought that was going to be the way. But I saw where the potential in football was going to end. When it comes to decision-making, I just follow my gut at the end of the day. And if I don’t, I get in trouble. I wanted to become a filmmaker.
I didn’t have a business degree. I didn’t have experience to work in somebody else’s office. I never built or ran a department. So I was on this journey, and when the time came to make a decision, I was just going with my gut.
Your gut is always right.
Most of the time, I see what I see, I search my feelings, and then I make my decisions based on my gut – and I don’t always make the right ones.
If it doesn’t feel organic to the audience, you gotta trust your gut.
I design from instinct. It’s the only way I know how to live. What feels good. What feels right. What is needed. Give me a problem and I will approach it creatively, from my gut.
It is gut instinct that guides me when I say yes to a film.
If you’re even on the fence about hiring someone, that person is a no. You have to feel it in your gut.
I don’t mind a gut. In fact, I would prefer a guy to have a gut than be too built.
New York City has changed enormously. My gut impression of it now is that it’s like being in a sci-fi novel: ‘Blade Runner‘ syndrome. Nothing seems real anymore; everything is pre-packaged.
When I left Manchester I just took that as a challenge – to try to prove people wrong. And when you do, there is no better feeling than that. I knew in my gut it was the right time to move and I just believed.
I basically go with whatever my gut tells me.
I’ve learned to really just trust my gut and to go with what I really feel inside.
It’s been very important for me to follow my gut or my heart, or whichever organ you want to go by.
In a confrontational situation, you’ll get their gut. And I want their gut! And that’s why people watch this show!
I choose films based on gut instinct.
I don’t deviate – once you get validated for being you, I don’t know why you would deviate. I stick to my gut and my taste.
I don’t consider myself bossy, but I do know what I want. You know, I have a gut feeling about a piece of material, but I’ve never envisioned myself as the director on top of the hill with a megaphone in my hand, screaming at 1,000 extras.
My gut instincts are strong, but they’re not always accessible to me, which is why I like DJing, because you don’t have time, and you have to go on instinct.
Gut is many times more important than brain.
I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it’s smart to listen to other people’s advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what’s right for you.
That’s one of the things that is hardest about being the Bachelor. You often have to end relationships that are actually going quite well, just because your time together is up. If other relationships are further along, you have to go with your gut and follow your heart.
I think making a movie or a record, the best things happen by accident – and those end up being the magic. Every time I’ve followed my gut it’s been better than when I’ve tried to do what I was supposed to do.
I don’t know if I do anything to get into character: I just go with my gut.
I think if you write from your own gut, you’ll come up with something interesting, whereas if you sit around guessing what people want, you end up with the kind of same schlock that everybody else has got.
It was important to me to become day-to-day fluent and functional in another language, and about 10 years ago, I went to Rome for the first time and felt an instant gut connection and wanted to get to know the city.
I’m very spontaneous. I go with my gut.
Think about a guy like Bob Mitchum, with his kind of chest gut not defining itself one way or the other. Was there anybody tougher? Lee Marvin was a marine sniper during the Second World War. They had this sense of themselves, and they had this product of being a man in a masculine way.
If our moral attitudes are entirely the result of nonrational factors, such as gut feelings and the absorption of cultural norms, they should either be stable or randomly drift over time, like skirt lengths or the widths of ties. They shouldn’t show systematic change over human history. But they do.
Researchers have found that the brain definitely sends nerves directly to organs of the immune system and not just to the heart and the lower gut. In that way, too, the brain is influencing the body.
The apprehension whether people will like it or not also doesn’t bother me much. I’ve always done my work with a gut feeling that this is what I would like to do and I’ve always enjoyed doing it.
The best thing in business is to follow your gut. If a decision is not sitting well with you, don’t just make it.
I’ve always been a fan of physical comedy. It kind of hits you in a different way; it bypasses the intellect and hits you in the gut.
We should all feel confident in our intelligence. By the way, intelligence to me isn’t just being book-smart or having a college degree; it’s trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Every moment in life can be interpreted as a risk, depending on our outlook – and level of obsessive- compulsive disorder! I do my best to depend on my gut. If you sit with a decision long enough, your gut/soul will tell you what path to take.
But deleting work is sometimes the best decision you that you can make. Because you try and make this thing, that you know in your gut isn’t right, and you just have to let it go. You have to be brutal.
My worst thing that I have is that I think too much. And so it’s better to go with your gut and do your best and trust the creators and the director that you have there and go scene to scene.
Life hands us a lot of hard choices, and other people can help us more than we might realize. We often think we should make important decisions using just our own internal resources. What are the pros and cons? What does my gut tell me? But often we have friends and family who know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.