“The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.”

“The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.”

– Publilius Syrus, Roman writer

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About a month ago, I attended a coaching workshop related to decision making. The speaker pointed to the combined use of our head, heart, and gut in this process.

Examine your own use of phrases such as I think, I feel, or my gut tells me, as a way to determine which of these three voices is the loudest.

A phrase I often hear, and frequently tell myself, is “I need to think this over” – which almost always slows down the decision-making process. It can sometimes help us avoid mistakes, but as the quote above suggests, it may often have us miss out on some of life’s best stuff.


How can you enhance the use of your heart and gut to augment your thinking self, so as not to lose out on some of life’s most wonderful opportunities?